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Constructing Ballet Schools, Extending the Revolution

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Dance

Flowering of new Cuban choreography brings 80 new works into repertoire in 15 years, ballet instruction is reorganized, National School of the Arts, under Fernando’s direction, is inaugurated, and ... More


Carlos Acosta

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Dance

Carlos Acosta speaks about Fernando as a teacher who introduced adolescent boys to the laws of physics in the ballet studio, and while Acosta had little direct contact with Alonso, explains how he ... More


Aurora Bosch

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Dance

Aurora Bosch tells of becoming a scholarship student then one of the Four Jewels, and learning to teach as she learned to dance, and of her trust in Fernando as not only a great teacher, but a ... More


John White

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Dance

John White, who joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba after a short career dancing in New York and L.A., became injured and began teaching under Fernando Alonso’s tutelage. He married dancer Margarita ... More


Lorna Feijóo and Nelson Madrigal

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Dance

Described by critics as “stunning with an exceptional attention to detail,” Lorna Feijóo (daughter of Lupe Calzadilla and sister of Lorena Feijóo) and her husband Nelson Madrigal, both principals at ... More


Native Americans and “Nuestra América”

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces José Martí’s contacts with and comments on indigenous communities in the Americas, beginning with those in Mexico and Guatemala. In his chronicles about the United States, he ... More


Conclusion

Camillia Cowling

in Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610870
eISBN:
9781469611808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610870.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In conclusion, this book shows that neither Josepha Goncalves de Moraes nor Ramona Oliva was successful in achieving her immediate aims. In Rio de Janeiro in August 1886, the judge ruled ... More


Introduction

Camillia Cowling

in Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610870
eISBN:
9781469611808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610870.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses a freedwoman named Ramona Oliva in Havana, Cuba, who made a petition to the offices of the island's governor general. She requested custody of her four children, Maria Fabiana, ... More


Sites of Enslavement, Spaces of Freedom: Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic Cities of Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Camillia Cowling

in Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610870
eISBN:
9781469611808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610870.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows that neither Josepha Goncalves de Moraes, in Rio de Janeiro, nor Ramona Oliva, in Havana, had been born in the city where her claim was filed. Yet for each woman, these “Atlantic ... More


The Law Is Final, Excellent Sir: Slave Law, Gender, and Gradual Emancipation

Camillia Cowling

in Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610870
eISBN:
9781469611808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610870.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter begins with the words, “The law is final, excellent sir.” With these words, Ramona Oliva's petition claimed freedom for her five children from her former owner, Manuel Oliva. The ... More


A Climate for Health and Wealth: The Lure of Tropical Leisure on American Soil

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the selling of California and Florida in the late nineteenth century as leisure-filled tropical escapes for “over-civilized” tourists, especially from the Northeast, where rapid ... More


Ramona School and the Undereducation of Children in La Colonia

David G. García

in Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296862
eISBN:
9780520969179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296862.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the evolution of the White architects' four strategies of segregation from 1939, when they sought voter approval to construct a school east of the railroad tracks, through 1954, ... More


Building a Region

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the creation of Southern California as an American region within the context of post-Civil War reconstruction and the arrival of rail lines to the West. It first considers ... More


Perfect Knowledge: Sympathetic Realism between the Rational and the Real

Christine Holbo

in Legal Realisms: The American Novel under Reconstruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190604547
eISBN:
9780190604561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604547.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Helen Hunt Jackson as an exemplary figure for the Reconstruction generation of American writers. Nurtured on the sympathetic universalism animating the antebellum realism of ... More


The Black Lector forging a radical revolution

Carmen E. Lamas

in The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198871484
eISBN:
9780191914393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the place of black Cubans in Cuba and the US during the 1880s and 1890s, as articulated through the life and works of Martín Morúa Delgado (1856–1910). The first black reader or ... More


Conclusion: John Africa’s Body

Richard Kent Evans

in MOVE: An American Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190058777
eISBN:
9780190058807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190058777.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter discusses the funerals of John Africa and Frank Africa and updates the history of MOVE to the present. MOVE’s focus today is on freeing the remaining incarcerated MOVE people. ... More


“A Ramona in Reverse”: Writing the Madness of the Spanish Past in Ask the Dust

Daniel Gardner

in John Fante's Ask the Dust: A Joining of Voices and Views

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287864
eISBN:
9780823290352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287864.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the turn of the twentieth century, real estate boosters seeking to promote southern California drew upon the national popularity of Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel Ramona, in particular its ... More


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