History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics

Being a Political, Historical, and Statistical Account of the Island, from its First Discovery to the Present Time

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Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,257 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.4
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 546
Added to site: 2010.06.15
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Genre: History
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ple who had attained a far higher point of art and civilization than their red brethren of the north-east part of the continent. Vast pyramids, imposing sculptures, curious arms, fanciful garments, various kinds of manufactures, the relics of which still strangely interest the student of the past, filled the invaders with surprise. There was much that was curious and startling in their mythology, and the capital of the Mexican empire presented a singular and fascinating spectacle to the eyes of Cortez. The rocky amphitheatre in the midst of which it was built still remains unchanged, but the vast lake which surrounded it, traversed by causeways, and covered with floating gardens, laden with flowers and perfume, is gone. The star of the Aztec dynasty set in blood. In vain did the inhabitants of the conquered city, roused to madness by the cruelty and extortion of the victors, expel them from their midst. Cortez refused to flee further than the shore; the light of his burning galleys rekindled the desperate val

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