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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