HIS 306N • CUBA SINCE 1762
This course examines Cuban history since 1762 with the goal of understanding how Cuba transformed from a backwater Caribbean island into an island that has captivated the world's imagination for the past two hundred years because of its economic potential and revolutionary struggles. Some of the major topics we will explore are the rise of sugar and slavery in Cuba during the late 18th and 19th centuries, the struggle against Spanish and U.S. imperialism, the origins and impact of the Cuban Revolution (both in Cuba and abroad), and the challenges that Cuba currently faces for the future.
Participation and Attendance: 10% Midterm Exam: 20% Paper I (5 pgs): 20% Paper II (5 pgs): 20% Final Exam: 30%
Louis A. Perez, Jr., Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution, 3rd edition Ada Ferrer, Insurgent Cuba Samuel Farber, The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered