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La Caridad del Cobre

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029979
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039343 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0005
La Caridad del Cobre

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This chapter examines the history of and devotion to La Caridad del Cobre in Cuba. It analyses her story to explore Cuban/Cuban-American identity and to construct a Cuban/Cuban-American Mariology describes La Caridad's appearance in the early seventeenth century. It investigates how the image and narrative of La Caridad have functioned throughout Cuban history and explains how La Caridad grew to become a national symbol and devotion in Cuba.

Keywords: La Caridad; Cuba; Cuban identity; Cuban-American identity; Mariology; national symbol; devotion

Chapter.  11191 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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