“Cuba and the U.S. Empire: A Chronological History”‏ by Jane Franklin

Apr 12, 2016 by

New from Monthly Review Press: Cuba and the U.S. Empire

New from Monthly Review Press

Cuba and the U.S. Empire

A Chronological History

by Jane Franklin

“Whether one reads it as a history, or keeps it handy as a ready reference…this is a book that no serious student of U.S.-Cuba relations can afford to be without.”

Philip Brenner, American University

“A marvelous work that puts the U.S. government’s outrageous aggression into stark and stunning context.”

John Marciano, State University of New York

“This chronology provides scholars with an essential and long overdue research tool.”
Louis A. Pérez, Jr., University of North Carolina

“Indispensable does not begin to describe how important Jane Franklin’s book has been for all of us involved in the efforts to change U.S. policy toward Cuba. It has been number one on Marazul’s recommended list of books for all our travelers since it first came out. Its chronology, cross-referenced index, and its ability to place in historical context all aspects of U.S.-Cuban relations has meant that, at least in this case, our side—and not the Empire—has written the history!”

Bob Guild, Marazul Charters, Inc.

Jane Franklin chronicles Cuba-U.S. relations from the time both countries were colonies, through each country’s revolution, to the present. Since its first edition in 1992, Cuba and the United Stateshas been an essential resource for all those seeking to understand Cuba-U.S. relations. A new chapter of this expanded edition, Cuba and the U.S. Empire, brings us deep into the rapidly changing relations of the 21st century. For the growing throng of travelers to Cuba, this is an invaluable guide as they explore the island.

The book is also a great read, with a cast of thousands and enough plots for hundreds of mystery novels. The chronological narrative weaves a complex tapestry in which the reader can make endless, startling discoveries about the past, present, and possibly the future. Offering a range of primary and secondary sources, this is an outstanding scholarly work. Cuba and the U.S. Empire brings new meaning to Simón Bolívar’s warning in 1829, that the United States “appears destined by Providence to plague America with miseries in the name of Freedom.”

464 pages | $25 pbk

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Jane Franklin is an internationally acclaimed historian and peace and justice activist. The author of several books on Cuba and Panama, she has published in periodicals including The Nation and The Progressive, and appears frequently on radio and TV as a commentator about U.S.-Cuba relations. Some of her work is available at janefranklin.info.

PARTY like it’s 
1959!

If you’re in the NYC area:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
please come to a
BOOK LAUNCH & TALK
with JANE FRANKLIN

7-9 pm

Center for Cuban Studies
231 West 29th Street, 4th floor
NYC 10001

(RSVP 212.242.0559 by Wednesday, April 20)

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