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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Immigration & Migration

Ybor City: Cigar Capitol of the World

reveals how immigrant cigar makers adapted to life in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century while maintaining their ethnic identity. This lesson also describes Cuban immigrant efforts to free Cuba from Spain and their involvement in the Spanish-American War of 1898. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Cigar factory workers at the Ybor Factory, 1925.  (Florida State Archives)

Cigar factory workers

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