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A RISING TIDE 35 CHAPTER THREE CUBAN A MERICANS S T RUGGLING TO S UCCEED W HILE THE POWER OF MEXICAN AMERICANS was increasing, changes were also occurring within the Hispanic community in other parts of the United States. Among these was the Cuban American community. During the early twentieth century, a small number of Cuban immigrants worked in the cigar-making factories in Florida. A few had left the island to make names for themselves as professional baseball players in the United States. During the 1950s, Miami had also become a popular resort area for Cubans.

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