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

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University of California Press, 1996 - History - 290 pages
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.
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
I
13
The Mariel Boatlift of 1980
44
3
83
The Evolution of Cuban Exile Politics
120
Cuban Writers and Scholars in Exile
169
Conclusion
208
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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