Cuba and Spain From Colonial Masters to Immigrants

April 15, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Cuba and Spain April 15, 2010

Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)

Jose Moya, Barnard College

More Spaniards arrived in Cuba after the island became independent from Spain in 1898 than during four centuries of Spanish colonial rule. This presentation examines the continuing dominant role of Spaniards in Cuba’s economy, how this was accomplished, and the impact of the arrivals on the culture and national identity of their host country.

Consuelo Naranjo Orovio is a professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain, the director of Revista de Indias, and the author or editor numerous books, among them: La nación soñada: Cuba, Puerto Rico y Filipinas ante el 98; Racismo e immigración en Cuba en el siglo XX; Del campo a la bodega: recuerdos de gallegos en Cuba, siglo XX; and Cuba vista por el emigrante español a la isla, 1900-1959: un ensayo de historia oral.