Cuba

In his autobiography Interesting Times (2002) Hobsbawm wrote that, although he never tried to become or saw himself as a Latin Americanist,...

Roger Hudson sheds light on an 1898 image of US soldiers fighting alongside Cubans to end Spanish rule on the Caribbean island.

Arnold Whitridge offers his survey of American relations with Cuba from the intervention of 1898 down to Castro’s Revolution.

During a short-lived phase of expansionism the United States wrested Cuba and the Philippines from their Spanish rulers. 

From Jefferson onwards, writes Arnold Whitridge, many nineteenth century United States leaders hoped that Cuba could be induced to “add itself to our confederation.”

The author of Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean discusses her work with Paul Lay.

Alex von Tunzelmann reassesses a two-part article on the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba, published in History Today 50 years ago in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Michael Dunne remembers the US-backed invasion of Fidel Castro's Cuba.

In 1959 Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba after a masterly campaign of guerrilla warfare. Drawing on this success, Castro and his followers, including Che Guevara, sought to spread their revolution, as Clive Foss explains.

Historians of the thirty-first century will surely look back at the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as Eric Hobsbawm has already done, as an '...