Covering all aspects of Cuban history and culture from the pre-Columbian era to the present, this comprehensive encyclopedia offers approximately 700 entries in 12 topical chapters....Recommended. Larger public and academic libraries.
Recommended for public, school, and academic libraries.
This set presents a balanced view of the country, including the culture of the Cuban Diaspora....The editors present Cuba as a complex nation with difficult problems and enigmatic solutions. This up-to-date, comprehensive encyclopedia will be most useful.
The editors have complied a non-politicized reference work on Cuba, aiming for balance and objectivity in their treatment of the island's history, politics, and culture. Given the hostility and controversies that have raged over four decades since the 26th of July Movement took over the country in January 1959, they have succeeded admirably. In addition to bridging the political divide, the editors have regarded the Cubans on the island and those abroad as one Cuban people. As a work that will prove invaluable for students needing factual, unbiased information on a country that will continue to be of great interest, this set is highly recommended.
An absolute necessity for large general reference libraries.
An excellent choice for either general or Latin American collections.
Students will find these volumes to be a one-stop source for report writing. The set is a must-buy for any high school or public library with a need for information about the topic or that serves the Latino population.
Meets its objective of a balanced presentation on the people, both on and off the island; the history from earliest times to the present; and the culture of this country which is an important neighbor of the United States. It is recommended for public and academic libraries.
As an introduction to Cuba, the encyclopedia is certainly a success, and is suitable for high school, public, and academic libraries.
This excellent introduction to a colorful and important nation is recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.
Encompasses all of Cuban history and society from the colonial period to the present....The book's 81 contributions offer a balanced view of the island's culture and politics....An excellent choice for either general or Latin American collections.
From ^Ibalseros^R and freedom rights to ^Idanzon^R and ^Itrios^R, this guide will introduce high school, public and academic library readers to all things Cuban.
From ^I balseros^R and freedom flights to ^I danzon and trios^R, this guide will introduce high school, public and academic library readers to all things Cuban.
[i]s the first comprehensive reference book published about the country since the mid-1970's and the first ever in English. The two volume work is an exhaustive source of information on Cuba with more than 700 entries from more than 80 internationally recognized experts....[e]xplores the rich and vibrant contributions of generations of Cubans to the arts, literature, the sciences, sports and other fields. It also chronicles the Cuban people's struggles, achievements and failures over the past five centuries.
Presenting an objective, balanced view of Cuba, 80 distinguished sholars and researchers survey the country's tempestuous history from past to present.