Cambridge Studies in US Foreign Relations : America's Forgotten Colony: Cuba's Isle of Pines Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 318 pages, 17 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 24/12/2016
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781316502013