From Conquistador to Castro

  • Authors
  • Geoff Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. New World Oppression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 3-61
  3. The Long Subjugation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 65-95
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 96-127
    4. Geoff Simons
      Pages 128-163
    5. Geoff Simons
      Pages 164-222
  4. The Modern Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Geoff Simons
      Pages 225-278
    3. Geoff Simons
      Pages 279-336
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-416

About this book


This book provides a detailed history of Cuba from before the arrival of Columbus to 1995. Topics covered include: the Spanish colonisation, the role of Christianity, slavery, the US interventions, the Mafia connection, the Castro revolution, and Cuba's struggle to survive in the so-called 'Special Period' following the collapse of the Socialist bloc. Particular attention is given to the prolonged US efforts to overthrow the Castro regime, involving the United States in violations of international law and crimes against humanity.


attention Christianity crime Fidel Castro intervention revolution socialism state transformation USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24419-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24417-1
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