Bay, Cigar Capital, U.S.A.
The story of Cuban
cigar workers, Spanish cigar manufactures, and Italian immigrants
who made the Tampa Bay region the leading clear Havana cigar
center of Florida. By 1900 there were newly created industrial
communities in Ybor City, West Tampa, Port Tampa City, and
East Tampa, planned industrial towns financed by foreign
and local capital. They were instrumental in the financial
support of Jose Marti and insurrections resulting
in the Cuban-Spanish-American War. Tampa's crucial role as
the "Cradle of Cuban liberty" is the basis for the last chapter.
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