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America's Forgotten Colony : Cuba's Isle of Pines (Paperback) (Michael E. Neagle)

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"America's Forgotten Colony examines private US citizens' experiences on Cuba's Isle of Pines to show how American influence adapted and endured in republican-era Cuba (1902-58). This transnational study challenges the notion that US territorial ambitions waned after the nineteenth century. Many Americans, anxious about a 'closed' frontier in an industrialized, urbanized United States, migrated to the Isle and pushed for agrarian-oriented landed expansion well into the twentieth century. Their efforts were stymied by Cuban resistance and reluctant US policymakers. After decades of tension, however, a new generation of Americans collaborated with locals in commercial and institutional endeavors. Although they did not wield the same influence, Americans nevertheless maintained a significant footprint. The story of this cooperation upsets prevailing conceptions of US domination and perpetual conflict, revealing that US-Cuban relations at the grassroots were not nearly as adversarial as on the diplomatic level at the dawn of the Cuban Revolution"--
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: History
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Michael E. Neagle
Language: English
Street Date: December 24, 2016
TCIN: 52095710
UPC: 9781316502013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8898
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