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Presentation by Louis A. Pérez (University of North Carolina) on "1898: Crucible of Empire - and Revolution"

Jan 25, 2021 | 06:15 PM
Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

Louis A. Pérez, Jr.


The lecture will deal with the American presence in Cuba. It is divided into two parts. The first one spans the 19th-century setting in which the Americans contemplate the territorial acquisition of Cuba, while the Cubans at the same time prepare to wage war for national sovereignty.  For the second part, the lecture will conduct a 'forensic' examination of what transpired during the US military occupation (1899-1902) and the repercussions of the US intervention in the decades that followed, culminating in the Cuban revolution of 1959.


Education: Pace University, B.A., 1965

University of Arizona, M.A., 1966

University of New Mexico, Ph.D., 1970

University of South Florida, Tampa, assistant professor, 1970-74, associate professor, 1974-80, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, professor of history, 1980—; currently J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History.



Latin American Studies Association, Conference on Latin American History, Caribbean Studies Association, Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies.

Most recent book publications:

The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past. Chapel Hill, 2013.

Intimations of Modernity: Civil-Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba. Chapel Hill, 2017.

Rice in the Time of Sugar: The Political Economy of Food in Cuba. Chapel Hill, 2019.

The event will take place as a part of the MA colloquium of the History Department online via WebEx on January 25, 2021, 6.15 pm-7.45 pm (Berlin time).

Since the amount of spots is limited, please, register for the event at yulia.maximenkova@fu-berlin.de

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2021 | 06:15 PM

WebEx Online Event