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Havana USA Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0520211170
ISBN-13: 9780520211179
Sku: 30090969
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  239
 
A Cuban refugee raised in Miami, Maria Cristina Garcia presents a comprehensive and revealing account of the unprecedented Cuban migration into South Florida since Fidel Castro came to power. Garcia's exploration of the complicated realm of Cuban American identity sets a new standard in social and cultural history.
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A Cuban refugee raised in Miami, Maria Cristina Garcia presents a comprehensive and revealing account of the unprecedented Cuban migration into South Florida since Fidel Castro came to power. Garcia's exploration of the complicated realm of Cuban American identity sets a new standard in social and cultural history.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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"Dispassionate, intelligent, and lucid, 'Havana USA' is the best and most substantive history of the Cuban American experience in the United States." - Mario T. Garcia

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"A thorough, balanced, and insightful study of an often misunderstood community. Garcia's book is certain to become the standard reference work on Cuban Americans for years to come." - Gustavo Perez Firmat

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0239
Product attributePublisher:   University of California Press
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