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Cuban American History, Life & Values

(see also Cuba, Cuba: Revolution 1959 1989, Cuba: Revolution since 1990, Cuba: Black History, Life & Values, & Cuba & the US)

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On the Web: Articles

The Cuban Connection: Cuban-American Money in US Elections, 1979-2000. Center for Responsive Politics (2001?).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Cuban Studies.

Cuban American Alliance.

Cuban American National Council.

Cuban American National Foundation. Politically influential center for anti-Castro propaganda.

Institute for Cuban & Cuban-American Studies (U. of Miami).

In the Library: Articles

Aguirre, B.E. "Cuban mass migration & the social construction of deviants," Bulletin of Latin American Research 12,2 (1994):155-83. On the "Marielitos" affair.

Finnegan, William. "Castro's Shadow," New Yorker (10/14&21/02):101-113.

Fox, Geoffrey. "Cuban workers in exile," Society 8,11 (9/71):21-30.

Landau, Saul. "No mas Canosa," Monthly Review 50,10 (3/99):22-28.

Hijuelos, Oscar. "Lunch at the Biltmore," New Yorker (12/20/04):50-. Affectionate memoir of working-class NY Cuban immigrant family life in 50s.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Arboleya, Jesús. The Cuban Counter-Revolution (trans. Rafael Betancourt; Athens: Ohio U., 2000).

Bardach, Louise Ann. Cuba Confidential: Love & Vengence in Miami & Havana. (NY: Random House, 2003).

Dolan, Jay P. & Jaime R. Vidal (eds.) Puerto Rican & Cuban Catholics in the US, 1900-1965 (Notre Dame: U. Notre Dame, 1994).

Fagen, Richard R.; Richard A Brody & Thomas J. O'Leary. Cubans in Exile: Disaffection & Revolution (Stanford: Stanford U., 1968).

Ospina Calvo, Hernando. SALSA! Havana Hear, Bronx Beat (NY, 1995).

Poyo, Gerald E. With All, & for the Good of All: The Emergence of Popular Nationalism in the Cuban Communities of the US, 1848-98 (Durham NC: Duke, 1989).

Singletary, Wes. Al Lopez: The Life of Baseball’s El Señor (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 1999).

In the Library: Fiction

Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban (NY: Knopf, 1992).

__________. The Agüero Sisters (NY: Knopf, 1997).

Goldman, Francisco. The Divine Husband: A Novel (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 2004).

Mestre-Reed, Ernesto. The Second Death of Unica Aveyano (NY: Vintage, 2004).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Durán, Roberto; Judith Ortiz Cofer & Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Triple Crown: Chicano, Puerto Rican & Cuban-American Poetry (Tempe AZ: Bilingual, 1987).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Changing Tides" [1994], dir. Luis Felipe Bernaza, 34m. From Cinema Guild. "Balseros" en route to Florida.

"Crossing Borders: A Cuban Returns" [1998], dir. Glenn Gebhard, 50m. From Cinema Guild. American college professor, taken from Cuba as a child in 1962, revisits island.

"The Cuban Excludables" [1995], dir. Estela Bravo, 57m. From Cinema Guild. Portrays plight of Cuban immigrant detainees in US prisons.

"Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories" [2000], dir. Pam Spom, 57m.

"Dame la Mano (Give me Your Hand)," [2004] dir. Heddy Honigmann, 112m.

"Free to Fly: The US-Cuba Link" [2004], dir. Estela Bravo, 33m. From Latin American Video Archives.

"I Am Juana Bacallao" [1989], dir. Miriam Talavera, 9m. Portrait of popular singer.

"Living in America: A Hundred Years of Ybor City" [1988], dir. Gayla Jamison, 53m. From Filmakers' Library.

"Miami-Havana" [1992], dir. Estela Bravo, 60m. From Cinema Guild. Human tragedy of separation in families divided by US-Cuban conflict.

"The Mambo Kings" [1992], dir. Arne Glimcher, 104m. In video stores.

"Our House in Havana" [2000], dir. Stephen Olsson & Carolyn Zaff, 59m. From Latin American Video Archives. Self-exiled family returns after 40 years to see what's become of the family home.

"The Pérez Family" [1995], dir. Mira Nair, 113m. In video stores.

"El Super" [1979], dir. Leon Ichaso & Orlando Jiménez Leal, 90m. In video stores. Cuban immigrant family tries to make a go of it in basement of NY apartment house.

"Those I Left Behind" [2005], dir. Lisandro Pérez-Ray, 46m.

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