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 Garcíaa Cuban refugee raised in Miamihas 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.
A comprehensive and revealing account of the postrevolutionary Cuban migration and the cultural, economic, and political evolution of the Cuban community in south Florida, where over half of the emigres make their homes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)