Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994 / Edition 1

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Overview


In the years since Fidel Castro came to power, the migration of close to one million Cubans to the United States continues to remain one of the most fascinating, unusual, and controversial movements in American history. María Cristina García—a Cuban refugee raised in Miami—has experienced firsthand many of the developments she describes, and has written the most comprehensive and revealing account of the postrevolutionary Cuban migration to date. García deftly navigates the dichotomies and similarities between cultures and among generations. Her exploration of the complicated realm of Cuban American identity sets a new standard in social and cultural history.

"Useful as a general survey, though it does contain some errors. Work is not altogether fair-minded, and some of the names mentioned in the Cubanology section do not belong there"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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A comprehensive and revealing account of the postrevolutionary Cuban migration and the cultural, economic, and political evolution of the Cuban community in south Florida, where over half of the emigres make their homes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520211179
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 721,154
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


María Cristina García is Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Exiles, Not Immigrants: Cuban Immigration to the United States, 1959-1973 13
2 The Mariel Boatlift of 1980: Origins and Consequences 46
3 Defining an Identity in the United States 83
4 The Evolution of Cuban Exile Politics 120
5 Cuban Writers and Scholars in Exile 169
Conclusion 208
Notes 213
Select Bibliography 259
Index 281
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