La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami

Synopsis

"This, the first major study of popular religion in Miami's community of exiled Cubans, is outstanding. De La Torre captures the intimacy and flavor of a spiritual movement that crosses moral and theological lines. It's bound to upset some for its frank conclusions; but all great books go against the inherited grain in some way."--Luis Leon, author of "La Llorona's Children: Religion, Life, and Death in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

"A daring and careful expose of the political and religious right-wing discourse circulating among Cuban exiles. In this extremely important, courageous, and long-overdue project about "cubanidad (Cubanness), De La Torre has created a historical marker in the effort to clear the way for a more democratic and spiritually compassionate world for Cuban Americans."--Laura Perez, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley