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"An important contribution both to the community study of Jews in the New World and the immigration process of Cuba... Tropical Diaspora will become a much consulted study. It is rich with detail and information and most of all adds to our appreciation of the complexity and diversity of pre-revolutionary Cuban society. Scholars will find many answers in this book, as well as many suggestions for future research." - Latin American Jewish Studies Newsletter

"A richly-detailed book that chronicles the successive waves of Jews from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Germany that flowed into and through Cuba during the twentieth century.... The strength of this book lies in the extensive research that links the daily lives of individuals to major events in Cuba, the United States, and Europe. Levine has a talent for writing history without losing sight of intimate details that cause the book to be infused with a warm humanity." - American Historical Review

1993, 416 pp., 76 b&w photographs, map
ISBN 0-8130-1218-X

This award-winning book may be purchased by contacting

The University of Florida Press

Visit the University of Miami's
Latin American Studies Program
which includes a link to R. M. Levine's home page.