• Barry Turner
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Cuba was discovered by Columbus in 1492 and, except for the brief British occupancy in 1762–63, remained a Spanish possession until 10 Dec. 1898. Sovereignty was then relinquished under the terms of the Treaty of Paris at the end of the Spanish-American War. Cuba became an independent republic in 1901, although the USA continued to influence Cuban internal affairs and foreign policy until 1934.

República de Cuba


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Further Reading

  1. Bethell, L., (ed.) Cuba: a Short History. CUP. 1993Google Scholar
  2. Bunck, J. M., Fidel Castro and the Quest for a Revolutionary Culture in Cuba. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 1994Google Scholar
  3. Cabrera Infantye, G., Mea Cuba. translated into English from Spanish. London, 1994Google Scholar
  4. Cardoso, E. and Helwege, A., Cuba after Communism. Boston (Mass.), 1992Google Scholar
  5. Eckstein, S. E., Back from the Future; Cuba under Castro. Princeton Univ. Press, 1994Google Scholar
  6. Fursenko, A., and Naflali, T., ‘One Hell of a Gamble ’: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy. 1958–1964. New York, 1997Google Scholar
  7. May, E. R. and Zelikow, P. D., The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Belknap Press/Harvard University Press. 1997Google Scholar
  8. Mesa-Lago, C. (ed.) Cuba: After the Cold War. Pittsburgh Univ. Press, 1993Google Scholar
  9. Ruttin, P., Capitalism and Socialism in Cuba: a Study of Dependency. Development and Underdevelopment. London, 1990Google Scholar
  10. Stubbs, J., et al., Cuba [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1996Google Scholar
  11. Zimbalist, A. and Brundenius, C., The Cuban Economy: Measurement and Analysis of Socialist Performance. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar

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