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The Resource Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift, José Manuel García

Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift, José Manuel García

Label
Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift
Title
Voices from Mariel
Title remainder
oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift
Statement of responsibility
José Manuel García
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between April and September 1980, more than 125,000 Cuban refugees fled their homeland, seeking freedom from Fidel Castro's dictatorship. They departed in boats from the port of Mariel and braved the dangerous 90-mile journey across the Straits of Florida. Told in the words of the immigrants themselves, the stories in Voices from Mariel offer an up-close view of this international crisis, the largest overseas mass migration in Latin American history. Former refugees describe what it was like to gather among thousands of dissidents on the grounds of the Peruvian embassy in Cuba where the movement first began. They were abused by the masses who protested them as they made their way to the Mariel harbor, before Castro permitted them to leave the country in an attempt to disperse the civil unrest. They waited interminably for boats in oppressive heat, squalor, and desperation at the crowded tent camp known as "El Mosquito." They embarked on vessels overloaded with too many passengers and battled harrowing storms on their journeys across the open ocean. Author José Manuel García, who emigrated on the Mariel boatlift as a teenager, describes the events that led to the exodus and explains why so many Cubans wanted to leave the island. The shockingly high numbers of refugees who came through immigration centers in Key West, Miami, and other parts of the United States sent a message to the world-- loud and clear-- of the people's discontent with Castro's government and the unfulfilled promises of the Cuban Revolution. Based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, Voices from Mariel features the experiences of marielitos from all walks of life. These are stories of disappointed dreams, love for family and country, and hope for a better future."--From page [2] and [3] of cover
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Voices from Mariel (Motion picture)
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Garcia, José Manuel
Dewey number
973/.04687291
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C97
LC item number
G37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Garcia, José Manuel
  • Mariel Boatlift, 1980
  • Cuban Americans
  • Political refugees
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Latin America
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
Label
Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift, José Manuel García
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the documentary Voices from Mariel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Other voices
  • Afterword
  • 1.
  • A history of the Mariel boatlift
  • 2.
  • José García: a boy's journey
  • 3.
  • Manuel Morillo: twenty-five days in Mariel and a failed rescue
  • 4.
  • The Marielitos and their voices
Control code
on1026493957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780813056661
Lccn
2017947610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1330328
  • (Sirsi) o1026493957
  • (OCoLC)1026493957
Label
Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift, José Manuel García
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the documentary Voices from Mariel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Other voices
  • Afterword
  • 1.
  • A history of the Mariel boatlift
  • 2.
  • José García: a boy's journey
  • 3.
  • Manuel Morillo: twenty-five days in Mariel and a failed rescue
  • 4.
  • The Marielitos and their voices
Control code
on1026493957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 177 pages
Isbn
9780813056661
Lccn
2017947610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1330328
  • (Sirsi) o1026493957
  • (OCoLC)1026493957

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