The intricate historical relationship between the United States and Cuba has traditionally fostered intimate contacts between segments of their populations. Florida has served as the primary stage upon which the two cultures have confronted and coexisted. Although the post-Castro immigration has dominated the attention of those interested in tracing Cuban contributions to the development of the state, it should be emphasized that the Cuban presence in Florida has been equally important during earlier periods.
Poyo, Gerald E.
"Cuban Revolutionaries and Monroe County Reconstruction Politics, 1868-1876,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 55
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol55/iss4/3