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Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century: The Travel Diary of Joseph J. Dimock (Latin American Silhouettes)by Joseph Judson Dimock
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Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was pursuing manifest destiny. The war with Mexico had result
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Then 32 years old, Boston mercantile Dimock, spent two months in Cuba early in 1859 to help with business transactions by his wife's relatives, who owned sugar companies there. He observed agriculture; plant life; natural resources; details of the sugar industry; the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans; transportation; housing; and culture. He travelled around the Caribbean island and visited prisons, salons, and other unusual places. A bibliographic essay describes other narratives. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95.
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Joseph J. Dimock's perceptions of Cuba in his travel diary offer a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic, and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life, and natural resources. The diary gives elaborate accounts of the sugar industry as well as extensive commentary on the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans. Transportation, housing, and culture are also explored. Dimock's curiosity led him around the island, into prisons, salons, and other unusual places.
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