The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
Chapter 19: Families in Cuba: From Colonialism to Revolution
Families in Cuba: From Colonialism to Revolution
1 & 10. Cuba and Cubans: History and Politics
Government, Demographics, and History
Cuba is an archipelago made up of more than 1,600 keys and small islands. The two most important islands in the archipelago are Cuba itself and the Isle of Youth, known until 1978 as the Isle of Pines. The Cuban archipelago is located very close to the Tropic of Cancer in the Caribbean Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. The countries closest to Cuba are Haiti and the Dominican Republic 77 km to the east, Jamaica 140 km to the south, the United States 180 km to the north, and Mexico 210 km to ...