June in Books

J- José Martí’s Nuestra America (Our America) U- Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Virmontes N- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton E- Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes   J Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América.”  Martí, a Cuban exile from 1881 […]

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Today in History: The Spanish-American War Begins

April 24:  Spanish-American War- Spain declares war on the United States after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. April 25:  Spanish-American War- The United States declares war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship USS Maine in Havana harbour on February 15.   The Spanish-American War of 1898, saw the independence of Cuba.  Some would […]

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