Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the first examination of the transformation of Havana into a vibrant Atlantic port city and the fastest-growing urban… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

Collection: Envisioning Cuba

Page count: 304 pages

Language: English


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