On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2008 - History - 579 pages
With this masterful work, Louis A. Pĩrez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of t
 

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Long-time Cuban expert P rez (history, Univ. of North Carolina) has written an important and groundbreaking historical study of Cuban culture from 1850 through the Cuban revolution in 1959. Showing ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 Binding Familiarities
16
CHAPTER 2 Persistence of Patterns
96
CHAPTER 3 Image of Identity
165
CHAPTER 4 Points of Contact Sources of Conflict
219
CHAPTER 5 Sources of Possession
279
CHAPTER 6 Assembling Alternatives
354
CHAPTER 7 Illusive Expectations
445
Tables
507
Notes
517
Index
571
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Louis A. Perez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society and The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography (both from the University of North Carolina Press).

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