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Ybor City--Supplementary Resources

Ybor City: Cigar Capital of the World examines how immigrant cigar makers adapted to life in the United States while maintaining their ethnic identity. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials, both about the city itself and about its rich cultural history.

Ybor City Resources
Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
This historic district is a National Historic Landmark. The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce web page details the history of the historic clubs of Ybor City as the "cradle of mutual aid." The web page also provides details on the Ybor City State Museum which features cigar workers' houses as well as other related historic sites.

L'Unione Italiana
The L'Unione Italiana web page provides a unique perspective on the historic club and how it functioned in the Italian immigrant society in the past as well as today.

Spanish-American War Resources
Free Cuba Foundation
The Free Cuba Foundation web page comes from Florida International University. It offers a history of Cuba including the Spanish-American War. It also details the thoughts and history of José Martí.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida provides a detailed account of the Spanish-American War including "Cuba Libre," the struggle for Cuba's independence. The web page offers information on José Martí, American involvement in the war, as well as the Cuban immigrant effort to support the cause from abroad.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Spanish-American War Home Page provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources.

American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky
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American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky explores America's historic battlefields, forts, lighthouses, ships and drydocks, aircraft, landing fields, and rocket sites that hold fascinating stories of our nation's "common defense." Beginning with the first shots of the American Revolution, you'll follow the American Defenders into the War of 1812, the Struggle for Western Territory, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, two World Wars, and into the Cold War years up to the late 1950s.


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