lots of stuff on Cuba and Puerto Rico in the chapter I just read, although by the end, the focus had shifted to New Mexico and Arizona, culminating in each of them becoming States in the same year. I had not known there had been a proposal for Arizona and New Mexico to enter the Union as one big State.
as for Cuba, I have never read a Cuba-specific History book, but years ago I learned a lot when I read A Brief History of the Caribbean. I would say that reading about Cuba’s history fits in with reading for Black History Month.
racial prejudice, ideas of superiority and inferiority, seem to always figure into what this book covers. you would never know we all lived on the same planet as human beings. anyway, I don’t want to get too depressed, so I’ll leave it at that.