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Nero's Cheer

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter seeks to capture the ambiance of the pre-revolutionary Cuba in which the author of this book grew up. For Matanzas, one of the main civic issues of the day was the nature of the city's ... More


Return to the City of Rivers

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter, by way of epilogue, evokes the author's return to his hometown forty-two years after he left it. It observes that although many things have changed, many remain. The author confronts ... More


Athens of Cuba

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

At the heyday of the nineteenth-century sugar boom, Matanzas's civic boosters launched a campaign to have the city recognized as “the Athens of Cuba.” The idea may well have been inspired by Boston ... More


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