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The Missile Crisis from a Cuban Perspective

Historical, Archaeological and Anthropological Reflections, 1st Edition

By Håkan Karlsson, Tomás Diez Acosta


158 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Previous works on the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) have approached the topic from the point of view of the U.S. and its allies, while Cuban experiences have still not been sufficiently discussed. This book presents new aspects which have seldom – or never – been offered before, giving a detailed account of the crisis from a Cuban perspective. It also investigates the archaeological and anthropological aspects of the crisis, by exploring the tangible and intangible remains that still can be found on the former Soviet missile bases in the Cuban countryside, and through interviews which add a local, human dimension to the subject.

Table of Contents

Part I: The 1962 Missile Crisis: Historical Reflections

1. The Threat of a Direct U.S. Invasion of Cuba

2. Deployment of Soviet Troops in Cuba

3. The Secrecy of the Operation

4. Spy Flights and the Cuban Reply

5. Facing Foe Flights

6. Fidel Castro’s Reflections on the Missile Crisis

Part II: The 1962 Missile Crisis: Archaeological and Anthropological Reflections

7. Neglected Dimensions and Their Revealing

8. The Material Remains and Its Reuse

9. Memories and Narrations

10. The Use of the Former Missile Bases as Cultural Heritage

Part III: Conclusion


Appendix: Chronology

About the Authors

Håkan Karlsson is Professor in Archaeology at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg Sweden.

Tomás Diez Acosta is Professor and Researcher at the Instituto de Historia de Cuba.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Latin America / Central America
HISTORY / Modern / General
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)