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

by Gerald E. Poyo

Activist, publisher, social critic, fundraiser, and foundational figure in the campaign for Cuban independence from Spain, José Dolores Poyo gave hope to a people who aspired to be liberated. In this book, a century after his great-great-grandfather’s death, Gerald Poyo tells how his ancestor mobilized an insurrectionist movement in Key West, spurring other exiled Cubans—including workers in the booming cigar industry—to act in the struggle for Cuban independence.

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