For nearly three decades, Cuban Studies has been the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. This volume continues the journal’s interdisciplinary tradition, with articles on race, class, and the Revolution of 1895; the role of literature in the formation of Cuban nationalism; and Spanish fiscal policies and Cuban tobacco in the nineteenth century, among others. A comprehensive archival report on the manuscript collection at the Biblioteca Nacional José Martí, a large book review section, and a thorough bibliography of works published in the field during the past year round out the volume.
Lisandro Perez is director of the Cuban Research Institute and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Florida International University. He has contributed to several edited collections and has written articles for journals such as Columbia Journal of World Business, and International Migration Review. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Uva de Aragón is assistant director of the Cuban Research Insitute at Florida International University. Her books include Alfonso Hernández-Cata: Un escritor cubano, salmantino y universal and Los nombres del amor. She lives in Miami, Florida.