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Cuba & the USA: an intertwined history
Ada Ferrer covers five centuries of Cuba’s history, and its complex relationship with the United States – from colonisation by Europeans to the Castro dynasty
Ada Ferrer discusses her Cundill History Prize-nominated book, Cuba: An American History. In her account spanning five centuries, Ferrer takes Elinor Evans from the island’s colonisation by Europeans and its crucial location during the Golden Age of Sail, to its complex economic and political relationship with the United States.
Ada Ferrer is the author of Cuba: An American History (Scribner, 2021)