RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 47965343 LA English T1 More than Black : Afro-Cubans in Tampa A1 Greenbaum, Susan D., PB University Press of Florida PP Gainesville YR 2002 SN 0813024668 9780813024660 0813027470 9780813027470 AB "This ethnography follows Cuban exiles from Jose Marti's revolution to the Jim Crow South in Tampa, Florida, as they shape an Afro-Cuban-American identity over a span of five generations. Building on Marti's declaration that being Cuban was "more than white, more than black," this book views, from the vantage of a community unique in time and place, the joint effects of ethnicity and gender in shaping racial identities." "Unlike most studies of the Cuban exodus to the United States, which focus on the white, middle-class, conservative exiles from Castro's Cuba, More Than Black is peopled with Afro-Cubans of more modest means and more liberal ideology. Fifteen years of collaboration between the author and members of Tampa's century-old Marti-Maceo Society, a mutual-aid Cuban independence group, yield a work that combines the intimacy of ethnography with the reach of oral and archival history. Its weave of rich historical and ethnographic materials re-creates and examines the developing community of black immigrants in Ybor City and West Tampa, the old cigar-making neighborhoods of the city. It is a story of unfolding consequences that begins when the black and white solidarity of emigrating Cubans comes up against Jim Crow racism and progresses through a painful renegotiation of allegiances and identities."--Jacket.