Cuba in the American Imagination by Louis A. Perez
Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos

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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. Perez Jr. offers a revealing history of these metaphorical and depictive motifs and discovers the powerful motives behind such characterizations of the island.

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Louis A. Pérez Jr. is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of many award-winning books, including On Becoming Cuban:
Published August 23, 2008 by University of North Carolina Press. 348 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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