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Lillian Guerra

Lillian Guerra is professor of Professor of Cuban & Caribbean History and director of the Cuba Program at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.

Lillian Guerra is the author of three books, Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (University of Florida Press, 1998) and The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2005) and Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (University of North Carolina Press).
She has also contributed chapters to many scholarly collections and published articles in journals such as The Hispanic American Historical Review, Social History and Cuban Studies. Her creative writings include contributions to books by distinguished photographers Alex Harris and Cathryn Griffith as well as two collections of Spanish-language poetry, one published in Quito, Ecuador, and the other in Havana, Cuba.

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Why Caribbean History Matters | Cuba

Over the years, I have had dozens of conversations on the question of whether Caribbean history “really matters” and for whom it matters. I’ve heard the region’s history dismissed due to the relative size of Caribbean societies, historians’ supposedly excessive preoccupation with slavery, and a questioning of what lessons can be learned from such allegedly dysfunctional societies.

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