HIST 455: Havana (1.5)

This short course examines the history of the Cuban port city from the era of Spanish colonialism to the "special period" of shortages and deprivations during the 1990s. Topics covered may include popular culture, Caribbean pirates, cigar factories and labor, urban slavery, Chinatown, social revolution, restructuring of urban public space, suburban expansion, modernist architecture, tourism, gambling and vice, historical preservation and the changing conditions of streetlife. LEC
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