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A Trip to Cuba by Julia Ward Howe

A TRIP TO CUBA.

BY

MRS. JULIA WARD HOWE.

BOSTON.

TICKNOR AND FIELDS.

M DCCC LX.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

TICKNOR AND FIELDS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:

STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY

H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE DEPARTURE 1

II. NASSAU 10

III. FROM NASSAU TO CUBA 20

IV. THE HARBOR OF HAVANA 30

V. HAVANA--THE HOTELS 40

VI. HAVANA--YOUR BANKER--OUR CONSUL--THE FRIENDLY CUP OF TEA 48

VII. HAVANA--THE JESUIT COLLEGE 57

VIII. SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS 66

IX. THE MORRO FORTRESS--THE UNIVERSITY OF HAVANA--THE BENEFICENZA 79

X. CAN GRANDE'S DEPARTURE--THE DOMINICA--LOTTERY-TICKETS 94

XI. COMPANY AT THE HOTEL--SERVANTS--OUR DRIVE--DON PEPE 111

XII. MATANZAS 132

XIII. THE PASEO--THE PLAZA--DINING OUT 145

XIV. GAME-CHICKENS--DON RODRIGUEZ--DAY ON THE PLANTATION--DEPARTURE 157

XV. RETURN TO HAVANA--SAN ANTONIO AGAIN 177

XVI. SAN ANTONIO--CHURCH ON SUNDAY--THE NORTHER--THE S. FAMILY 190

XVII. EDUCATION--LAST NIGHT IN SAN ANTONIO--FAREWELL 202

XVIII. SLAVERY--CUBAN SLAVE LAWS, INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 212

XIX. FAREWELL! 238

A TRIP TO CUBA.

CHAPTER I.

THE DEPARTURE.

Why one leaves home at all is a question that travellers are sure, sooner or later, to ask themselves,--I mean, pleasure-travellers. Home, where one has the "Transcript" every night, and the "Autocrat" every month, opera, theatre, circus, and good society, in constant rotation,--home,


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