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Table of contents :
Contents
Map
Preface
1 Rediscovering Guantánamo
2 The New Frontier
3 Independence Day
4 A Cruel and Awful Truth
5 Guantanámo Blues
6 Seeing Red
7 The American Dream
8 The Haitian Problem
9 The Chosen
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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ALSO BT JONATHAN M. HANSEN

The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920

GUANTÁNAMO

Hill and Wang A division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux 18 West 18th Street, New York 10011 Copyright © 2011 by Jonathan M. Hansen Map copyright ©'2011 by Jeffrey L. Ward All rights reserved Distributed in Canada by D&M Publishers, Inc. Printed in the United States of America First edition, 2011 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hansen, Jonathan M. Guantánamo : an American history / Jonathan M. Hansen. — 1st ed. p.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8090-5341-4 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)—History. 2. Guantánamo Bay (Cuba)— History. 3. Americans—Cuba—Guantánamo Bay—History. 4. United States— Foreign relations—Cuba. 5. Cuba—Foreign relations—United States.

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CONTENTS

MAP PREFACE

VIII XI

1 ★

REDISCOVERING GUANTÁNAMO

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THE NEW FRONTIER

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3 ★

INDEPENDENCE DAY

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4 ★

A CRUEL AND AWFUL TRUTH

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5 ★

GUANTANAMO BLUES

146

6

SEEING RED

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7 ★

THE AMERICAN DREAM

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THE HAITIAN PROBLEM

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THE CHOSEN

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EPILOGUE

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NOTES

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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INDEX

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