• S. H. Steinberg
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In 1863 Cuba was a Spanish colony, with a population of 1,396,350 (census 1861), of whom 46% were resident colonists, 8% Spaniards and the remainder (about 440,000) slaves. Repeated raids from USA ports by international adventurers supported by public opinion and private funds in the United States completely failed owing to the hostility of the Cubans. The ‘Bank of the Island’ had been founded in 1856, and the Havana bourse in 1859. The economy was dependent entirely on sugar (exports 1862, 60,000 tons).

República de Cuba


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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