Provides a great deal of valuable information about Cuban exiles, Key West, Cuba-United States relations, and the Cuban separatist movement.
An engaging and interesting case study. One gains a thorough understanding of Poyo and his exile community in Key West and its struggle for Cuban independence from Spain.
--The Latin Americanist
Gerald Poyo pens a thoughtful text that explores Key West’s role in the Cuban independence movement through the experiences of José Dolores Poyo, his great-great-grandfather . . . A welcome addition to the history of Cuban Key West.
A well-researched and detailed monograph . . . [that] should be read by anyone interested in a better understanding of the nuances and intrigues of the Cuban émigré community that stirred and supported the revolution of 1895.
--Journal of Southern History
Richly descriptive. . . . A book for true lovers of history; people who relish the details of the local and the personal. Moreover, in demonstrating the profound ties linking the two countries, this book should be valuable in opening the door once again to more normalized relations between Cuba and the United States.
--Bulletin of Spanish Studies