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Exile and Revolution: Jose D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence

Gerald E. Poyo

Abstract

Key West’s importance to the career of Cuba’s national hero José Martí and other prominent independence leaders is well recognized, but less understood was the community’s distinctive ideological character, inner workings, and revolutionary tradition. The complicated and fascinating insurrectionary enterprise sustained by Key West’s racially diverse working class community helped prepare, launch, and maintain the Cuban war of independence. Viewed from an intimate local perspective, the book transforms Key West’s place in Cuban independence historiography from supporting cast to critical role i ... More

Keywords: Key West, Exile, Revolution, Nationalism, Independence, Working class, Racial diversity, José D. Poyo, José Martí

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049182
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049182.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald E. Poyo, author