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January 2019

Sugar Cigars and Revolution: A Conversation with Lisandro Pérez

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cullman Center, New York Public Library, Margaret Lieber Bergman Forum, 42nd St. & 5th Ave.
New York, NY United States
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Lisandro Pérez and Esther Allen talk about Pérez's recent book, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York. A hundred years before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cubans were settling in New York City in what became the largest community of Latin Americans in the 19th-Century Northeast United States. Pérez traces the formation of this community and how it was shaped both by the sugar trade and the struggle for independence from Spain. 

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