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Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Luis Martínez-Fernández


Key to the New World is the first comprehensive English-language history of early colonial Cuba published in the last 100 years. It is divided into eight chapters that cover a range of topics since the island’s geological formation up to 1700, including geography; the indigenous inhabitants; first encounters between Europeans and Amerindians (otherwise known as the discovery of the New World); the conquest and colonization of Cuba; demographic realities such as race, gender, and social structure; cultural developments such as transculturation; piracy and other forms of aggression; slavery; and ... More

Keywords: Indigenous Inhabitants, Colonization, Slavery, Geography, Conquest, Culture, Piracy, Race, Gender, Sugar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400325
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Martínez-Fernández, author
University of Central Florida