Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century: The Travel Diary of Joseph J. Dimock

Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century: The Travel Diary of Joseph J. Dimock

by Joseph Judson Dimock, Louis A. Perez
     
 

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Joseph J. Dimock's perceptions of Cuba in his travel diary offer a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic, and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life… See more details below

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Joseph J. Dimock's perceptions of Cuba in his travel diary offer a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic, and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life, and natural resources. The diary gives elaborate accounts of the sugar industry as well as extensive commentary on the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans. Transportation, housing, and culture are also explored. Dimock's curiosity led him around the island, into prisons, salons, and other unusual places.

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Then 32 years old, Boston mercantile Dimock, spent two months in Cuba early in 1859 to help with business transactions by his wife's relatives, who owned sugar companies there. He observed agriculture; plant life; natural resources; details of the sugar industry; the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans; transportation; housing; and culture. He travelled around the Caribbean island and visited prisons, salons, and other unusual places. A bibliographic essay describes other narratives. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780585282091
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Series:
Latin American Silhouettes
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
151
File size:
4 MB

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