Miami, or "Fresh water" in the language of Indian Creek, is one of the newest cities in the United States. Then the North Florida was fought by the European powers and eventually taken by the Americans as part of the plantation slave-worked to the South, lay by Miami in large part ignored and populated by alligators more than humans until its incorporation as a city in 1896.
The driving force was Henry Flagler, who brought his iron way to Miami and then to Key West and trade with Cuba. Once installed, 'Tin Can' tourists coming from the North, Midwest and South rolled their Ford Model-T down to Florida and Miami and land sales boom has begun.
After the period of prohibition and the golden age of the bootleggers, a new but still separate Miami emerged from the second world war. Miami Beach has become a tourist Mecca and after Disney World opened in Orlando, millions across Florida and Miami and Miami to get there in a new era of growth and development.
This is Fidel Castro, however, which has created today Miami by exile over 1 million of Cuba s bourgeoisie. Showing enormous entrepreneurial skills and an exuberant taste for life, Cuban and more recently, Brazilian, Venezuelan and Colombian created the first city in Latin and "tropical" in the United States.
Anthony P. Maingot explores the memorable history and living culture of this most cosmopolitan city.
With the highest percentage of residents born abroad in the United States, Miami is a melting pot of music, dance, fine art, sports kitchen and political argument. Maingot reveals how this unique cultural blend keeps the buzz of new city and guarantees the perpetuation of tropical joie de vivre.
* City of migrants and tourists: "capital of Latin America and the Caribbean"; Little Havana and Little Haiti. exiles and entrepreneurs; the hub more large cruise ship of the world s.
* City of crime: the boom of the prohibition; Al Capone, Meyer Lansky and the crowd; Casework Miami Vice and modern. * City of culture: architecture art deco; the Latin recording industry; writers of the Caribbean diaspora.
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