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Author Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.

Title Political essay on the island of Cuba / Alexander von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette ; translated by J. Bradford Anderson, Vera M. Kutzinski, and Anja Becker ; with annotations by Tobias Kraft, Anja Becker, and Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 519 pages) : maps.
Series Alexander von Humboldt in English
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. Works. English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early 19th century proved foundational to the fields of botany and geology. But his visit to Cuba yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. This title presents a physical and cultural study of the island nation.
Contents 1. Inventories and Inventions: Alexander von Humboldt's Cuban Landscapes; 2. Note on the Text; 3. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba; 4. Annotations; 5. Alexander von Humboldt's Library; 6. Chronology; 7. Editorial Note; Subject Index; Toponym Index.
Language Translated from the French.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Cuba -- Description and travel.
Slavery -- Cuba -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kutzinski, Vera M., 1956-
Ette, Ottmar.
Added Title Essai politique sur l'ile de Cuba. English
Other Form: Print version: Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. Essai politique sur l'ile de Cuba. English. Political essay on the island of Cuba. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011 9780226465678 (DLC) 2010015028 (OCoLC)587209653
ISBN 9780226465685 (electronic bk.)
0226465683 (electronic bk.)
9780226465678 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226465675 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786613078414