Author of New Book on Cuba-U.S. Relations to Speak at Nichols

DUDLEY, Mass.—Nichols College will host a talk Feb. 2, 2017, by Michael E. Neagle, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Nichols, on his new book, America’s Forgotten Colony: Cuba’s Isle of Pines. As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba thaw, the book (published in December 2016 by Cambridge University Press) examines private U.S. citizens’ experiences on Cuba’s Isle of Pines to show how American influence adapted and endured in republican-era Cuba (1902-58).

Professor Neagle’s work has appeared in America in the World (Cambridge, 2013), A Companion to Woodrow Wilson, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era; and Latino America: A State-By-State Encyclopedia. He has won grants from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Tinker Foundation, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, and the University of Connecticut Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Professor Neagle earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross and master’s and Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3:45 p.m. in the Conant Library on the Nichols campus, 123 Center Road. It is sponsored by The Robert C. Fischer Institute for Policy and Culture at Nichols College. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

The Fischer Institute gives opportunities outside the classroom for students to think critically and participate in the dialogue of worldwide contemporary issues and ideas across disciplines and cultures. Events are held throughout the academic year; most are open to the public.


Nichols College is a college of choice for business and leadership education as a result of its distinctive career-focused and leadership-based approaches to learning, both in and out of the classroom. Founded in 1815, Nichols transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Nichols serves students interested primarily in a comprehensive business education that is supported by a strong liberal arts curriculum.


Lorraine U. Martinelle
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Nichols College
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