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Sugar Cigars and Revolution: A Conversation with Lisandro Pérez

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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. 


Cullman Center, New York Public Library
Margaret Lieber Bergman Forum, 42nd St. & 5th Ave.
New York, NY United States
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