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The Resource Cuban Americans : from trauma to triumph, [by] James S. Olson and Judith E. Olson

Cuban Americans : from trauma to triumph, [by] James S. Olson and Judith E. Olson

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Cuban Americans : from trauma to triumph
Title
Cuban Americans
Title remainder
from trauma to triumph
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[by] James S. Olson and Judith E. Olson
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Language
eng
Summary
In this insightful and fascinating survey of Cuban-American settlement in the United States, James and Judith Olson look at the unique Cuban-American identity - still intact, highly visible, and politically active - maintained by a people separated from their homeland by ideology and a mere 90 miles across the Straits of Florida. The Olsons point out that, more so than any other U.S. ethnic group, Cuban Americans have achieved a remarkable degree of demographic concentration, primarily settling in the Miami area, and have been among the most politically visible and the most economically successful of immigrant groups, considering that in the early 1990s they were among the most recent arrivals to the United States. The Olsons take a chronological approach to Cuban immigration, covering the origins of a Cuban culture in America, the early Cuban-American community here, Castro's 1955 revolution and reaction to it in Cuba and the United States, Cuban America in the 1950s, the "Golden Exiles" who entered the United States from 1959 to 1970, change and assimilation within the Cuban-American community from 1970 to 1980, immigrants from the Mariel boatlift, and, finally, Cuban America in 1995. Today, the Olsons note, American corporations and Cuban-American entrepreneurs stand poised to do business on the island the minute Castro's stranglehold gives way: hotels, cruise lines, airline companies, cable-television companies, and fast-food franchises are ready to bring capitalism and American popular culture back to Cuba. In the meantime, culturally, economically, and politically rich and bustling Cuban-American enclaves contribute to a unique, hybrid heritage that may one day be returned to Cuba but with a character distinctly its own
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DLC
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1946-
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Olson, James Stuart
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C97
LC item number
O46 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Olson, Judith E
Series statement
Twayne's immigrant heritage of America series
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Cuban Americans
Label
Cuban Americans : from trauma to triumph, [by] James S. Olson and Judith E. Olson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Ethnogenesis: the origins of Cuban culture -- Emigres: the origins of the Cuban-American community -- Revolution and reaction, 1895-1953 -- On the eve of the great migration: Cuban Americans in the 1950s -- The "Golden Exiles": Cuban America in the 1950s -- Change and assimilation, 1970-1980 -- The Marielitos -- Cuban Americans in 1995 -- From exiles to ethnics
Control code
31011020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780805784305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94034365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Cuban Americans : from trauma to triumph, [by] James S. Olson and Judith E. Olson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Ethnogenesis: the origins of Cuban culture -- Emigres: the origins of the Cuban-American community -- Revolution and reaction, 1895-1953 -- On the eve of the great migration: Cuban Americans in the 1950s -- The "Golden Exiles": Cuban America in the 1950s -- Change and assimilation, 1970-1980 -- The Marielitos -- Cuban Americans in 1995 -- From exiles to ethnics
Control code
31011020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780805784305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
94034365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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