The Cigar Industry Changes Florida

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  • The Cuban Experience in Florida
    This unit provides insight into the experience of Cuban refugees in Florida using photographs, government documents, letters, videos and interviews.
  • Florida and the Spanish-American War of 1898
    Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting for much of the action in Cuba's fight for independence from Spain.

Resources at Other Institutions


Cooper, Patricia A. Once a Cigarmaker: Men, Women, and Work Culture in American Cigar Factories, 1900-1919.

Ingalls, Robert P. and Louis A. Perez, Jr. Tampa Cigar Workers: A Pictorial History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.

Long, Durward. “The Open-Closed Shop Battle in Tampa’s Cigar Industry, 1919-1921.” Florida Historical Quarterly 47, no. 2 (Oct. 1968): 101-121.

Mendez, Armando. Ciudad de Cigars: West Tampa. Tampa: Florida Historical Society, 1994.

Perez, Jr., Louis A. “Between Encounter and Experience: Florida in the Cuban Imagination.” Florida Historical Quarterly 82, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 170-190.

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