Basques in Cuba
AuthorAbrisketa, Haizpea; Aguirreazkuenaga, Joseba; Álvarez Gila, Óscar; Amores Carredano, Juan Bosco; Apaolaza Ávila, Urko; Arrozarena, Cecilia; Cobiella García, Michael; Çuburu-Ithorotz, Beñat; de la Caridad García Salgado, Mónica; Douglass, William A.; Hernández García, Miliada; Hernández Pérez, Pedro Luis; Hierrezuelo Planas, María Cristina; Irigoyen Artetxe, Alberto; Jiménez, Edorta; López, Félix Julio Alfonso; Márquez Jaca, Sergio Luis; Otero Abreu, Hilda; Ramírez Pérez, Jorge Freddy; Ramos Martínez, Jon Ander |Sánchez Garrido, Maithe |Ugalde Zubiri, Alexander; Urquijo, Mikel
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Taking as their inspiration and cue Jon Bilbao's book Vascos en Cuba 1492-1511, the authors of this book, a collection of international academics, take up the subject of the involvement of the Basque people in Cuba from a variety of viewpoints and analytical and theoretical perspectives. The Basque Country has had a long and varied relationship with Cuba, its people, and its history. The chapters in this volume trace that connection based on diverse topics and viewpoints: the representations of Basques in classic Cuban poetry and Cuba as a topic in the nineteenth-century Basque novel; the involvement of the Basques in the African slave trade, the role of the Tree of Gernika in Cuba's Templete monument, the service of Basque parliamentarians and soldiers in Spain's former colony, and the politics of Basque priests on the island are all treated, as well as much more. There are also chapters that consider the involvement of Basques regionally, in places such as Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Vueltabajo, and Havana. Edited by renowned Basque scholar William A. Douglass, the volume provides an important contribution in reclaiming a mostly neglected history.
|Editor||Douglass, William A.|
|Publisher||Center for Basque Studies Press|
|Rights Holder||Center for Basque Studies Press|