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Encyclopedia of Cuba

People, History, Culture

by Luis Martínez-Fernández, D. H. Figueredo, ed., Louis A. Pérez Jr., ed., Luis González, ed.

 

Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 80 distinguished scholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present.

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January 2003

Greenwood

Pages 760
Volumes 2
Size 7x10
Topics Geography and World Cultures/Countries and Regions
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Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 82 distinguished scholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present. This wonderfully comprehensive two-volume set also tells the stories of Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Over 700 entries are presented in 12 topical chapters:
• National Symbols
• Geography, the Environment, and Urbanization
• History: The Colonial Period (Pre-Columbian Era to 1901)
• History: The Republican Period (1902-1958)
• History and Government: The Revolutionary Period (1959-)
• Contemporary Economy and Society
• Literature and the Social Sciences
• Performing Arts
• Plastic Arts
• Popular Culture and Religion
• Sports
• The Cuban Diaspora

Also included are a chronology, more than 200 illustrations (many in color), photographs, maps, tables, graphs, historical and legal documents, U.S. laws relating to Cuba, information on governors and presidents, and information on Cuban exiles in the United States and other countries. Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Cuba is a unique, thorough, and impartial reference set, ideal for high school and university students, scholars, and the general public alike.

Table of Contents

National SymbolsGeography, the Environment, and UrbanizationHistory: The Colonial Period (Pre-Columbian Era to 1901)History: The Republican Period (1902-1958)History and Government: The Revolutionary Period (1959- )Contemporary Economy and SocietyLiterature and the Social SciencesPerforming ArtsPlastic ArtsPopular Culture and ReligionSportsCuban DiasporaAppendicesIndex

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

Covering all aspects of Cuban history and culture from the pre-Columbian era to the present, this comprehensive encyclopedia offers approximately 700 entries in 12 topical chapters....Recommended. Larger public and academic libraries.—Choice

Recommended for public, school, and academic libraries.—Library Journal

This set presents a balanced view of the country, including the culture of the Cuban Diaspora....The editors present Cuba as a complex nation with difficult problems and enigmatic solutions. This up-to-date, comprehensive encyclopedia will be most useful.—School Library Journal

The editors have complied a non-politicized reference work on Cuba, aiming for balance and objectivity in their treatment of the island's history, politics, and culture. Given the hostility and controversies that have raged over four decades since the 26th of July Movement took over the country in January 1959, they have succeeded admirably. In addition to bridging the political divide, the editors have regarded the Cubans on the island and those abroad as one Cuban people. As a work that will prove invaluable for students needing factual, unbiased information on a country that will continue to be of great interest, this set is highly recommended.—Multicultural Review

An absolute necessity for large general reference libraries.—Reference Reviews

An excellent choice for either general or Latin American collections.—C&RL News

Students will find these volumes to be a one-stop source for report writing. The set is a must-buy for any high school or public library with a need for information about the topic or that serves the Latino population.—VOYA

Meets its objective of a balanced presentation on the people, both on and off the island; the history from earliest times to the present; and the culture of this country which is an important neighbor of the United States. It is recommended for public and academic libraries.—Reference & User Services Quarterly

As an introduction to Cuba, the encyclopedia is certainly a success, and is suitable for high school, public, and academic libraries.—Against the Grain

This excellent introduction to a colorful and important nation is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.—Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

Encompasses all of Cuban history and society from the colonial period to the present....The book's 81 contributions offer a balanced view of the island's culture and politics....An excellent choice for either general or Latin American collections.—College & Research Libraries News

From ^Ibalseros^R and freedom rights to ^Idanzon^R and ^Itrios^R, this guide will introduce high school, public and academic library readers to all things Cuban.—Lawrence Looks at Books

From ^I balseros^R and freedom flights to ^I danzon and trios^R, this guide will introduce high school, public and academic library readers to all things Cuban.—Lawrence Looks at Books

[i]s the first comprehensive reference book published about the country since the mid-1970's and the first ever in English. The two volume work is an exhaustive source of information on Cuba with more than 700 entries from more than 80 internationally recognized experts....[e]xplores the rich and vibrant contributions of generations of Cubans to the arts, literature, the sciences, sports and other fields. It also chronicles the Cuban people's struggles, achievements and failures over the past five centuries.—FOCUS

Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 80 distinguished sholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present.—Hispanic Outlook Magazine

Awards

Booklist Editors' Choice 2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source, 2003 New Yo

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