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France To Haiti To Spain To Cuba To America: Immigration Across Cultures And History, Augustine F. Villa Apr 2017

France To Haiti To Spain To Cuba To America: Immigration Across Cultures And History, Augustine F. Villa

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Growing up hearing stories about relatives throughout the United States, Carribbean, South America, and Europe, I was unaware of the uniqueness of my family’s journey over the last several generations. Where did my family come from, how far can I trace it back, what factors led to their convoluted multi-generational immigration and how did my grandfather, Fernando Villa, come to know Fidel Castro? In particular, what circumstances surrounded the move from Cuba to the United States and what was the transition like for a first-generation immigrant family?

Research was designed to focus on historical literature and oral interviews with ...