Cuba's Isle of Pines has a curious history. In the early twentieth century, hundreds of Americans moved there, hoping to get rich as citrus growers and hoping that one day the island would become part of the United States. Michael E. Neagle
's new book, America's Forgotten Colony: Cuba's Isle of Pines
(Cambridge University Press, 2016) tells their stories, and in so doing uncovers a little known history of imperial ambiguity, good and bad neighbors, new hotels and shattered dreams.