HIS 393CC-01 Cuba and Her Diaspora

Academic Year:
Spring 2014
Day and Time:
Tues/Thurs 9:30am-10:45am

This course surveys the history of Cuba from European contact with the native population to the present. It emphasizes the development of Cuban nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In acknowledging the critical role of the United States in the island's history, this transnational course also crosses geographical borders to explore the culture and politics of the Cuban diaspora. This includes the establishment of ethnic enclaves, changes in foreign policy and immigration law, and patterns of assimilation. As we explore the history of the island, we will also question how Cuba's geo-political borders have historically expanded, such as with the settlement of "la Habana del Norte."

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: