This collection of ten essays is published in memory of Alistair Hennessy, an extraordinary influence in the 1960s on a generation of specialists in the study of Cuban and Spanish history in Europe. His death in 2013 resulted in the annual conference of the Cuba Research Forum at the University of Nottingham focusing on Hennessy's work. The resultant festschrift brings together these essays.

Hennessy (whom this reviewer had the pleasure to meet 20 years ago) was an academic interested in a multitude of topics related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. An indefatigable researcher, a walking encyclopedia on all aspects of the Americas, and a fascinating human being, Hennessy was a remarkable intellectual, and the respect for his wide-ranging scholarship is evident in this collection.

There are two essays that reflect his interest in Spain, with the remainder focusing on different...

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