On Becoming Cuban

On Becoming Cuban

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This work offers a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the people of Cuba and the US and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959.As early as 1915, music at the Hotel Miramara#39;s weekly tea parties was provided by aquot;a good orchestra playing the latest musical importations from New York.aquot; Periodically Bohemia published diagrams of the steps to the latest U.S. dances.


Title:On Becoming Cuban
Author: Louis A. Pérez
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 1999
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