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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Operation Pedro Pan: An examination of the factors that resulted in 14,048 Cuban children being sent to the United States
by Wall, Richard H., Jr., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 111; 1507785
Abstract (Summary)

In the early 1960s after the overthrow of Fulgencia Batista, thousands of children were set from Cuba to the United States by their parents fearing what might happen to them under the regime of Fidel Castro. Operation Pedro Pan was initially created by the Catholic Welfare Bureau as a conduit to assist in the placement of these children; but it became much more.

This thesis examines the origins of Operation Pedro Pan, the implementation of the program and the outcomes of some of the children who were the Children of Pedro Pan. This examination will include a look at the fears of the parents of the Pedro Pan children, the environment that existed that created the perceived need for parents to send their children away, and the reflections on the outcome of their decision by both parents, Operation Pedro Pan operatives, and the children themselves.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Collins, Keith
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American history, American history
Publication Number: 1507785
ISBN: 978-1-267-20451-6
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