Cuban Miami and the Rise of the New Right: The Uses of Transnational History

Although Cubans in Miami celebrated their arrival in urban politics by the late 1970s, the city’s white ruling class retaliated against the immigrant group's increased visibility at the polls and their projected positions of power.

Lecture Description

This lecture explores what we stand to learn when we break away from histories bounded by national boundaries. In revealing the Cold War origins of debates surrounding gay rights, gun control, and shifting urban power among Cuban immigrants in Miami, this lecture n of their arrival in urban politics. Miami’s ruling class responded to this with greater hostility against the city’s growing Latina/o and racial communities.

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Latino Latina Transnational and Comparative

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