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Cuba in the American imagination : metaphor and the imperial ethos

Author: Louis A Pérez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: Caravan book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than two hundred often turbulent years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit, a child learning to ride a bicycle. One of the foremost historians of Cuba, Louis A. Pérez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful  Read more...
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History
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Pérez, Louis A., 1943-
Cuba in the American imagination.
Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008000078
(OCoLC)191009573
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A Pérez
ISBN: 9780807886946 0807886947 9781469603773 1469603772
OCLC Number: 401794813
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 333 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Idea of Cuba; 1 Metaphor between Motive and Meaning; 2 Imagining Self-Interest; 3 Metaphor as Paradigm; 4 On Gratitude as Moral Currency of Empire; 5 Shifting Metaphors, Changing Meanings: Representing Revolution; 6 Through the Prism of Metaphor: Accommodation to Empire; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Caravan book.
Responsibility: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
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