British Diplomacy and US Hegemony in Cuba, 1898-1964

Hardcover | February 8, 2013

byChristopher Hull

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Utilizing a wealth of British diplomatic records and other sources this study offers fresh insights into the whole period of US political and economic domination in Cuba from 1898 until the eventful early period of the Cuban Revolution after 1959, when the hitherto close US–Cuban relationship fell apart. It investigates two British attempts to agree a commercial treaty with Cuba, and the contentious sales of arms and Leyland buses before and after the Fidel Castro-led Revolution. The book outlines Britain's economic decline through two world wars, but also the country's importance as a second market for Cuban sugar and cigar exports. It demonstrates how British governments and diplomats in Havana sought to protect their interests in Cuba, including railway and insurance companies, always sensitive to the reactions of the United States – a vital transatlantic ally with a significant stake in the Caribbean island.

 

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Utilizing a wealth of British diplomatic records and other sources this study offers fresh insights into the whole period of US political and economic domination in Cuba from 1898 until the eventful early period of the Cuban Revolution after 1959, when the hitherto close US–Cuban relationship fell apart. It investigates two British a...

CHRISTOPHER HULL completed postgraduate studies at Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham and is a lecturer in History at the University of Nottingham. He has researched at archives and libraries in the United Kingdom, Cuba, and the United States, and has published in various academic journals.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.65 × 5.65 × 0.88 inPublished:February 8, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230295444

ISBN - 13:9780230295445

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Table of Contents

Introduction
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Perfidious Albion? Britain and Cuba before 1898
Uncle Sam versus the British Lion
The First World War to Boom and Bust
Beyond Recognition: Grau's 100-Day Government
Sugar and the Anglo-Cuban Commercial Treaty
The Second World War: Sugar without Cigars
Cold War: Democracy to Dictatorship
Revolution: Anglo-American Cooperation
Shipping, the Missile Crisis and Buses
Conclusion
Bibliography
Table I
Index