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Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

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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 center in the Americas in the late sixteenth century. He shows how local ambitions took advantage of the imperial design and situates Havana within the slavery and economic systems of the colonial Atlantic.

Author: Alejandro de la Fuente
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 02/01/2011
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.97lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780807871874

About the Author
de la Fuente, Alejandro: - Alejandro de la Fuente is University Center for International Studies Research Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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