Ch. 1. Binding Familiarities. Sources of the Beginning. Defining Differences. Meanings in Transition. Toward Definition. Affirmation of Affinity. Nationality in Formation
Ch. 2. Persistence of Patterns. The Long War. Design without a Plan. The Order of the New. Terms of Adaptation
Ch. 3. Image of Identity. Travel as Transformation. Representation of Rhythm
Ch. 4. Points of Contact, Sources of Conflict. The Meaning of the Mill. The Presence of the Naval Station. The Evangelical Mission. Baseball and Becoming
Ch. 5. Sources of Possession. Between Image and Imagining. The Promise of Possibilities. Configurations of Nationality
Ch. 6. Assembling Alternatives. In Pursuit of Purpose. Between Arrangement and Arrival. Miami Meditations
Ch. 7. Illusive Expectations. The Reality of Experience. Lengthening Shadows. Revolution.
"On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of Cuba and the United States and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s, when Cuba was still a Spanish colony, until the revolution of 1959."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -569) and index.