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Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Miguel A. Bretos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book is a history of Matanzas, a Cuban city that has played a key role in the island's economic, social, and cultural development. Located on Cuba's northern shore, halfway between Havana and ... More


Secrets Under the Skin: They Brought the Essence of Africa

Jill Flanders Crosby, Melba Nuñez Isalbe, Susan Matthews, and Roberto Pedroso García (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jill Flanders Crosby illuminates the attachment to African ancestry in two small towns of Matanzas province in Cuba of adherents of Arará, a religion descended from the Ewe and Fon of ... More


Racialized Discourses of Place and Rethinking the “Cradle of Afro-Cuban Culture”

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

in Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter four entails a critical examination of racialized discourses of place in the academic and popular realms, focusing on the ways that the cities of Havana and Matanzas are represented in ... More


Localizing Hybridity

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

in Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The fifth chapter details two hybridizing practices within contemporary rumba performance, one that emerged from Matanzas (batarumba) and one from Havana (guarapachangueo). The chapter employs Stuart ... More


The 1843 Rebellions in Matanzas

Aisha K. Finch

in Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622347
eISBN:
9781469622361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622347.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter argues that the insurgent designs of 1844 grew out of a longer insurrectionary tradition in the rural plantation countryside. While slaves in rural Matanzas had unleashed destructive ... More


To Raise a Rebellion in Matanzas: The Urban Connection, 1841–1843

Aisha K. Finch

in Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622347
eISBN:
9781469622361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622347.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter takes a step back from these rural mobilizations to examine the organization unfolding in the urban centers of Matanzas, and to a lesser extent, Havana. During the early 1840s these ... More


Biographical and Literary Note

Noel M. Smith

in Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066639
eISBN:
9780813058788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066639.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives context about Cuban culture and history during Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte’s lifetime, including information about his birthplace, Matanzas, slavery, the Cuban sugar industry, arts ... More


Sedentism and Mobility Patterns at Canímar Abajo Cemetery, Matanzas, Cuba: Paleodemographic Evidence

Mirjana Roksandic

in Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400028
eISBN:
9781683400257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400028.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Shell matrix sites as burial grounds are a common occurrence in littoral areas around the world. Canímar Abajo, an archaeological site in the Matanzas region of Cuba, is quite unique in presenting ... More


Final Days, 1912–1913

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In January 1912, Flagler's railroad reached Key West, and Flagler arrived to a triumphant reception. President Taft visited St. Augustine. In March 1913, Flagler fell in Whitehall and was confined to ... More


Introduction

Ruth Behar (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This is the first anthology to bring together a broad framework of personal and scholarly perspectives on the handmade books of Ediciones Vigía in Matanzas, Cuba, and its project of producing ... More


For the Love of Beautiful Books: An Ode to the Work of Rolando Estévez for Ediciones Vigía

Ruth Behar (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Rolando Estévez was the founding and guiding artistic director of Ediciones Vigía from its inception in 1985, in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba, until 2014. In this personal reflection, the ... More


Estévez Always Walking on the Grass

Nancy Morejón (ed.)

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this poetic essay Nancy Morejón describes meeting Rolando Estévez and Alfredo Zaldívar for the first time, while she reflects on Vigía’s publication of her poetry. She situates her own ... More


Vigía and the Cuban Nation

William Luis

in Handmade in Cuba: Rolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401520
eISBN:
9781683402190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ediciones Vigía emerged at a crucial juncture in the history of revolutionary Cuba: five years after the exodus of Mariel Boatlift in 1980 and six years before the onset of the Special Period in ... More


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