Product DescriptionFrom the founding of Ybor City in 1886 to the dispersion of the population of America in Tampa in the years following World War II, this book documents the history of Cuban immigrants, Spanish and Italian who created the cigar industry in Tampa and the extraordinary multi-ethnic community that flourished around him. More than 200 photos capture personalities of this community and its way of life, while comments extracted from the newspapers, oral histories, and archiving of documents to identify each photograph and explain historical place and meaning. When you connect the pictures with a historical text, the authors allow cigar workers to tell their own story, in the language of his time. The ar rich photographic record… more> >

Tampa Cigar Workers: A Pictorial History