9780980429213

Travelers' Tales of Old Cuba

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  • ISBN13:

    9780980429213

  • ISBN10:

    0980429218

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2010
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

Few places are as fascinating as Cuba, which has drawn travelers ever since it was "discovered" by Columbus in 1492. Magnificently evoking the romance and drama as well as darker episodes of slavery and tyranny, this selection of journal entries, essays and guidebook commentaries begins in the days when Havana sheltered Caribbean pirate treasure ships and was the gateway to the Spanish empire in the New World.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Invasion of Puerto del Principe, 1678p. 1
The Aborigines of Cuba; A Slave Ship; Marti the Smuggler circa 1854p. 9
A Letter from Cuba, 1834p. 32
A Letter from Havana, 1849p. 36
Havana, 1859p. 45
Impressions of Cuba, 1859p. 64
Havana, 1868p. 79
An Enchanted Painter; A Taste of Cuban Prison Life, 1873p. 92
A Skirmish with The "Gringos," 1896p. 112
Cuban Home Life, 1910p. 117
From The Early Diary, 1922p. 130
Terry's Guide to Cuba, 1929p. 134
Cuban Color Lines, 1930p. 143
Treasure Island, 1931p. 149
Aboard the "Pilar" with Hemingway, 1934p. 154
Afro-Cuban Religious Beliefs, 1946p. 162
Havana Carnival, 1949p. 167
In Havana with The Mafia, 1958p. 176
Notes on the Authorsp. 189
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