CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Re-imagining Home: Operation Pedro Pan in the Cuban-American Imaginary

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

Winter 2014

Publication Title

Quadrivium: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship

ISSN

2474-5766

Volume

6

Issue/No.

1

First Page

1

Last Page

11

Abstract

An exploration of the traumatic events of Operation Pedro Pan, where over 14,000 Cuban children traveled alone to the United States between December 1960 and October 1962. The program was organized by the Catholic Welfare Bureau of Miami and the U.S. State Department due to requests from Cuban parents who feared their children would be indoctrinated in Marxism by the new revolutionary government.

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