One of the places that Christopher Columbus stopped at during his 1492 voyage was an alligator-shaped island at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, between the Yucatán and Florida peninsulas – the is the island of Cuba.
What do we know about early Cuba, the island the Spanish described as the “Key to the Indies?” What kind of relationship and exchange did early Cuba have with British North America and the early United States?
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Ada Ferrer, a Professor of History at New York University and author of Cuba: An American History (Scribner, 2021), joins us to investigate the early history of Cuba.
You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/319
Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast. It’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with a historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past. It is a production of the Omohundro Institute.
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