Cuba and Spain From Colonial Masters to Immigrants

April 15, 2010 - 4:00 PM

Cuba and Spain

From Colonial Masters to Immigrants:

Spaniards in Cuba in the 20th Century

Consuelo Naranjo Orovio
   Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

ModeratorJose Moya 
The Forum on Migration, 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.

About the Speaker:

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 XXDel 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.