A History of Little Havana

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In the heart of Miami, Little Havana is a neighborhood buzzing with culture. Still imagined as primarily a Cuban extension of the city, it has been a sanctuary to refugees since the 1959 revolution and has experienced fascinating changes to become what it is today. Find out how a location associated with old Cubans playing dominos has become a vibrant, multi-ethnic community and a birthplace of Miami's most exciting arts and music movements. Learn why Little Havana has continued to serve as a political stage for thousands of Cubans demonstrating on its streets, like the famous Calle Ocho. Authors Guillermo Grenier and Corinna Moebius trace the history and growth of this Latino epicenter in the first in-depth portrait of a world-renowned neighborhood.
ISBN: 9781626196476
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: American Heritage
Images: 60
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Guillermo J. Grenier is professor of sociology and graduate program director in the department of global and sociocultural studies at Florida International University, the state university of Florida in Miami. Born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Grenier is one of the founders of the Miami School of social analysis and has authored or co-authored six books and dozens of articles on labor, migration, immigrant incorporation and Cuban-American ideological profiles, particularly in the Greater Miami area. Corinna Moebius is a cultural anthropologist. Moebius lives in Little Havana and leads walking tours of the neighborhood. She is co-founder of the Little Havana Merchant Alliance and former director of Viernes Culturales, the neighborhood's monthly arts festival.
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