Operation Pedro Pan

Author: Yvonne Conde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135957487
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Government Secrecy

Author: Susan Maret
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857243896
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

A History of the Cuban Revolution

Author: Aviva Chomsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118942299
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A fully-revised and updated new edition of a concise and insightful socio-historical analysis of the Cuban revolution, and the course it took over five and a half decades. Now available in a fully-revised second edition, including new material to add to the book’s coverage of Cuba over the past decade under Raul Castro All of the existing chapters have been updated to reflect recent scholarship Balances social and historical insight into the revolution with economic and political analysis extending into the twenty-first century Juxtaposes U.S. and Cuban perspectives on the historical impact of the revolution, engaging and debunking the myths and preconceptions surrounding one of the most formative political events of the twentieth century Incorporates more student-friendly features such as a timeline and glossary

Rhythms of Race

Author: Christina D. Abreu
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620855
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Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film productions, played central roles in the development of Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Latino, and Afro-Latino identities and communities. Abreu draws from previously untapped oral histories, cultural materials, and Spanish-language media to uncover the lives and broader social and cultural significance of these vibrant performers. Keeping in view the wider context of the domestic and international entertainment industries, Abreu underscores how the racially diverse musicians in her study were also migrants and laborers. Her focus on the Cuban presence in New York City and Miami before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 offers a much needed critique of the post-1959 bias in Cuban American studies as well as insights into important connections between Cuban migration and other twentieth-century Latino migrations.

Other Immigrants

Author: David Reimers
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814775349
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Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Fidel

Author: Humberto Fontova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596988223
Format: PDF, ePub
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Guarding the Golden Door

Author: Roger Daniels
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466806850
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As renowned historian Roger Daniels shows in this brilliant new work, America's inconsistent, often illogical, and always cumbersome immigration policy has profoundly affected our recent past. The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the United States began with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public, it had undreamt of consequences, and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. Immigration policy in Daniels' skilled hands shows Americans at their best and worst, from the nativist violence that forced Theodore Roosevelt's 1907 "gentlemen's agreement" with Japan to the generous refugee policies adopted after World War Two and throughout the Cold War. And in a conclusion drawn from today's headlines, Daniels makes clear how far ignorance, partisan politics, and unintended consequences have overtaken immigration policy during the current administration's War on Terror. Irreverent, deeply informed, and authoritative, Guarding the Golden Door presents an unforgettable interpretation of modern American history.

The Lost Apple

Author: María de los Angeles Torres
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From 1960 to 1962, 14,048 Cuban minors arrived in Miami. Maria de los Angeles Torres was six years old when she took part in this massive airlift -- now known as Operation Pedro Pan -- in which terrified parents shipped their children to the United States. Torres examines the event from both a historical and a personal perspective. Called a "relentless investigator of history" (Miami Herald), she forces declassification of key documents, challenging us all finally to come to terms with this pivotal yet largely neglected exodus. Book jacket.