"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
"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
1993, 416 pp., 76 b&w photographs, map
This award-winning book may be purchased by contacting
The University of Florida Press
Visit the University of Miami's
American Studies Program
which includes a link to R. M. Levine's home page.