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

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University of California Press, Feb 29, 1996 - History - 239 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Exiles Not Immigrants Cuban Immigration to the United States 19591973
13
The Mariel Boatlift of 1980 Origins and Consequences
46
THE EMIGRES
81
Defining an Identity in the United States
83
The Evolution of Cuban Exile Politics
120
Cuban Writers and Scholars in Exile
169
Conclusion
208
NOTES
213
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
281
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María Cristina García is Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M University.

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