Opatrny, Josef Books

Historical Pre-Conditions of the Origin of the Cuban Nation
1994 0-7734-2304-4
This study examines the highlights of annexationism in the 1850's when Cuban Annexationists found strong support from some American groups after the Texas annexation and the Mexican-American war. Examines the significance of annexationism in three areas: as representing one step beyond the early Creole reformism; introducing into the political climate the acceptability of armed struggle; and adding to the sense of separate Cuban community and identity, not least with the debates it engendered, especially that between the essentially European cultural nationalism of Saco, and Cisneros Betancourt's logic of economic integration with the U.S. and hence protection by its growing power.

U. S. Expansionism and Cuban Annexationism in the 1850s
1993 0-7734-2308-7
This study examines the highlights of annexationism in the 1850s when Cuban Annexationists found strong support from some American groups after the Texas annexation and the Mexican American war. Cuban annexationists and American expansionists both feared social disorder, racial strife, and political and economical instability. The significance of annexation lies in three areas: it represented one step beyond early Creole reformism; it introduced the idea of the acceptability of armed struggle; and finally, it added to a sense of separate Cuban community and identity.