Cuba in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Part of the Fall 2013 Bay Area Latin America Forum

October 21, 2013

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Event Description

In 1762 the British deployed one of the largest expeditionary forces ever assembled in the Americas to lay siege to and occupy Havana. But why? What was this other Havana, long before the era of 19th-century sugar barons, and what explains its crucial importance in the Atlantic world?


Elena A. Schneider is an assistant professor of History at UC Berkeley.

More Information

Read "Slavery and the Siege of Havana," Raphael Murillo's article for the Fall 2013 Berkeley Review