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5 West 63rd Street

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5 West 63rd Street
New York, New York 10023 United States

October 2019

Sugar, Cigars and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York

October 28 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
5 West 63rd Street, 5 West 63rd Street
New York, New York 10023 United States
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More than century before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 sparked an exodus that created today’s prominent Cuban American presence, Cubans were settling in New York in what became the largest community of Latin Americans in the 19th-century Northeast. Lisandro Pérez’s new book, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York (NYU Press), brings this community to vivid life, tracing how it was formed by both the sugar trade and the long struggle for independence from Spain. Professor Pérez…

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