The Cuban Americans / Edition 1

The Cuban Americans / Edition 1

by Miguel Gonzalez-Pando
     
 

Today more than one million emigrés make up the Cuban diaspora, and many, though living in America, still consider themselves part of Cuba. This book captures the struggles and dreams of Cuban Americans. Using this resource, students, teachers, and interested readers can examine the engaging and often controversial details of Cuban immigration. Such details

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Today more than one million emigrés make up the Cuban diaspora, and many, though living in America, still consider themselves part of Cuba. This book captures the struggles and dreams of Cuban Americans. Using this resource, students, teachers, and interested readers can examine the engaging and often controversial details of Cuban immigration. Such details include patterns of immigration, adaptation to American life and work, cultural traditions, religious traditions, women's roles, the family, adolescence, language, and education. Because the author is himself a Cuban American, he does not treat the emigrés as mere subjects nor does he tell their story in statistical terms alone. As an insider, he delves deeply into the soul of the community to illustrate all the dimensions of the Cuban American experience.

Gonzalez-Pando's unique vantage point yields not just a detailed account of major events that have influenced the development of the Cuban exile community in the United States, but also a knowledgeable interpretation of the impact of those events. He focuses on the community's self-identification as exiles, showing how these reluctant emigrés have found the strength to succeed in America without surrendering their sense of national and cultural identity. A timeline of Cuban American history, biographical sketches of 20 noted Cuban Americans, a bibliography, and photos complete the text. Like its subjects, this book is thought-provoking and inspiring.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298240
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Series:
New Americans Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
15 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Cuban Exile Country - A Drama without a Script
1Historical Background1
2Genesis of the Cuban Exile17
3Development of the Cuban Exile Country31
4Identity, Culture, and Exile Life83
5The Emigres' Economic Miracle117
6Politics of the Emigres141
Epilogue: The Cuban Exile Country in the Post-Castro Era163
App. I: Statistical Summary165
App. IISummary of the Stages of Development of the Cuban Exile Country169
App. IIINotable Cuban Exiles171
Selected Bibliography175
Index179

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