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Tampa Cigar Workers By Louis A. Perez Jr

Tampa Cigar Workers
by Louis A. Perez Jr

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From the founding of Ybor City in 1886, to the dispersal of Tampa's Latin population in the years following World War II, this book documents the history of the Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants who created the cigar industry in Tampa and the multi-ethnic community which flourished around it.
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Tampa Cigar Workers: A Pictorial History by Louis A. Perez Jr

From the founding of Ybor City in 1886 to the dispersal of Tampa's Latin population in the years following World War II, this book documents the history of the Cuban, Spanish, and Italian immigrants who created the cigar industry in Tampa and the extraordinary multi-ethnic community that flourished around it. Over 200 photos capture this community's personalities and way of life while commentary drawn from newspaper accounts, oral histories, and archival documents identifies and explains each photograph's historical place and significance. In linking the photographs with historical text, the authors allow the cigar workers to tell their own story, in the language of their day. The rich photographic record around which the book is organized documents the lives of the immigrant cigar workers not only in the workplace but also in their vibrant neighborhoods in Ybor City and West Tampa. Highlighting the diversity of the cigar workers' community, the book depicts the making of cigars, the work culture, local support for the Cuban War of Independence (1895-1898), unions and strikes, community institutions such as mutual aid clubs, leisure activities, and social practices surrounding courtship, marriage, and death. Focusing on the public spaces of work and society as well the private sphere of the home, Tampa's Cigar Workers ultimately tells an inspiring and deeply moving story of how immigrant cigar workers from Cuba, Spain, and Italy carved out their space in Tampa while struggling to survive economically and defending their ideals and way of life.

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Tampa Cigar Workers Reviews


"Combining powerful images with compelling quotes, Ingalls and Perez capture the extraordinary world the cigar workers created and the imprint it has left on the historical landscape even after its demise." - Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University; "An inspiring and deeply moving account of how immigrant tobacco workers from Cuba, Spain, and Italy arrived and created communities in the Tampa Bay area... accompanied by a remarkable collection of historic photographs of Tampa's cigar workers." - Gerald E. Poyo, St. Mary's University.

About Louis A. Perez Jr


Robert P. Ingalls is professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Urban Vigilantes in the New South: Tampa, 1882-1936. Louis A. Perez, Jr., is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. One of the nation's leading scholars in Cuban studies, he is the author of On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture and Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba.

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GOR010093477
Tampa Cigar Workers: A Pictorial History by Louis A. Perez Jr
Louis A. Perez Jr
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University Press of Florida
2003-04-30
0813026024
9780813026022
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.