Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban: a novel. New York, New York: Random House, Inc., 1993.
Avalon Project. The Monroe Doctrine. 1823. Yale Law School. 1996. http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/monroe.htm
The source is useful because it offers primary sources for this topic. I used this document because it is relevant for the politics of the United States and its attitude towards Latin America.
Sierra, J.A. The Ostend Manifesto. Aix-la-Chapelle, October 15, 1854. History of Cuba website, n.d. http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/havana/Ostend2.htm
The source is important as it represents one of the first and most important documents of the early U.S.-Cuban relations and it points out the first attempts of the U.S. To take control of the island.
Sierra. J. The Telller Amendment. History of Cuba website. N.d. http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/teller.htm
The source was useful for considering the issue of the U.S. intervention in Cuba during the Independence war and the way in which the U.S. reacted and dealt with this situation legally
Deere, Carmen Diana. "Here Come the Yankees! The Rise and Decline of United States Colonies in Cuba, 1898-1930." The Hispanic-American Historical Review, Vol. 78, No. 4. (Nov., 1998), pp. 729-765.
The source is a research project on the Cuban island which addresses the issue of the American influence in Cuba. The source was used for its information on the history of the U.S. intervention in Cuba.
Dominguez, Jorge I. "U.S.-Cuban Relations: From the Cold War to the Colder War" Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 3. (Autumn, 1997), pp. 49-75
The source points out the evolution of the events that marked the period after the Cuban Revolution.
Editorial Comment. "The Nature of the Government in Cuba." The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 1, No. 1. (Jan. - Apr., 1907), pp. 149-150.
The source was used because it offers important insight with regard to the background of Cuba and the way in which the government came to consider the relationship with the U.S. after the independence.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of extremes. New York: Vintage, 1996.
The book is useful for the comprehensive description of the era of the Cold War and it has an important background on the Soviet era and its significance in the world.
Leogrande, William M. Julie M. Thomas. "Cuba's Quest for Economic Independence," Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2. (May, 2002), pp. 325-363.
The authors offer a wide perspective on the way in which the economic interdependence on the United States came to create an increased desire for independence, especially from the influence of the U.S.
Moore, Robin. Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and artistic revolution in Havana 1920-1940. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburg, 1997.
The information used provided a background for the period between the Two World Wars and insight on the situation that would lead to the Revolution.
Wright, Thomas C. Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 2001.
It presents the background of the historical perspective of Latin America at the time of the Cuban revolution with emphasis on the way in which this event influenced the course of history in the region.
Welch, Richard E. Response to Revolution: The United States and the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1961. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985
The book discusses at length the Cuban Revolution and the reactions to this event, especially the U.S. attitudes and the way in which subsequent administrations tried to deal with the Castro regime.
3. Thomas, Hugh, The Cuban Revolution Harpercollins College Div; (June 1, 1977)
4. Benjamin, Jules R. The United States and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution: An Empire of Liberty in an Age of National Liberation Princeton Univ Pr; (January 1, 1990)
5. Fernandez, Alina Castro's Daughter St. Martin's Press; 1st Us edition (November 1, 1998)
Chomsky, Aviva., Barry Carr, and Pamela Maria Smorkaloff, ed. The Cuba Reader:
History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers). 5 Dec 2004
Neumann, Rachel. Cuba After Castro? 5 Dec 2004
Perez-Stable, Marifeli. The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course, and Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Robinson, Eugene. Last Dance in Havana: The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution. 5 Dec 2004
Robinson, Gordon. The Future of Cuba. 5 Dec. 2004
Suchlicki, Jaime. Cuba: From Columbus to Castro. 4 Dec. 2004