Cuba: A History

Sergio Guerra Vilaboy

Oscar Loyola Vega

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A concise, readable history of Cuba beyond the images of salsa, cigars and classic cars
Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period, through to Cuba’s struggle to maintain the revolution in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and finally ending with Fidel Castro’s decision to step down in 2008, this slim volume provides the reader with an overview of the history and politics of the tiny Caribbean island that so often has been at the center of world events.

Cuba: A History is an essential introduction to Cuba for students, visitors and others, explaining why the island has infuriated and enthralled its northern neighbors for centuries.

Sergio Guerra Vilaboy, a professor at the University of Havana, obtained a doctorate in history at the University of Leipzig. He is the author of numerous books on Latin American history and is currently the executive secretary of the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Historians.

Oscar Loyola-Vega
is a professor of history at the University of Havana.

The most beautiful island that eyes ever beheld.

—Christopher Columbus

Cuba has the same effect on US administrations as the full moon has on wolves: it’s an obsession.

—Wayne Smith, former US diplomat in Havana

I'm so grateful to see a place on the planet where there are people whose hearts haven't been shriveled by hatred or greed.

—Alice Walker

120 pages | ISBN 978-0-9804292-4-4