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Apodos de Tampa: A Unique Portrait of Spanish Tampa Through Nicknames

We proudly publish the “Afterword” that James D. Fernández wrote for the pamphlet Apodos de Tampa/Nicknames of Tampa, a publication which will be launched at the January 15, 2017 world premiere of our documentary, “The Weight of Remembering.” (Tampa Theatre, 3:00 pm). … Continue reading

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ESTRENO DE “LA PLOMADA” (Spanish press release)

Se estrena en Tampa (Florida) LA PLOMADA, nuevo documental de Argeo y Fernández, La producción astur-americana The Weight of Remembering (que en español recibirá el título de La Plomada), dirigida por los cineastas Luis Argeo (Piedras Blancas, 1975) y James D. Fernández … Continue reading

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2016, Repaso/Review

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Thanks to the generous collaboration of so many friends in the US and Spain, 2016 has been another year full of discoveries for us. Little by little, together we are reconstructing the forgotten history of the thousands and thousands of … Continue reading

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May We Toot our Own Horn for a Sec?

We recently put out a call to some of our friends and collaborators, to ask them to reflect on what our project has meant to them and their communities across the United States. The response has been very heartwarming.  Here … Continue reading

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SPLENDID NEW WORKING CLASS CITIZEN MATERIAL FROM SPAIN NOW HERE TO CALL HAWAII HOME

Hawaiian Star, front page, 27 April 1907. When Columbus discovered America he knelt and offered a prayer of thanksgiving, according to history, and when the Spaniards discovered Honolulu this morning they also bent the knee and supplemented the act of … Continue reading

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Spain’s Civil War and the Americans who fought in it: a convoluted legacy

James D. Fernandez, New York University Eighty years ago this week, in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, a group of right-wing generals staged a military coup, aimed at overthrowing Spain’s democratically elected government. The July 1936 uprising unleashed … Continue reading

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“Un legado de humo” en España

Nuestro documental, “Un legado de humo/ A Legacy of Smoke”  –una melancólica evocación de la presencia de inmigrantes españoles en Tampa, Florida– tendrá cuatro proyecciones con coloquio este mes de julio en España. En el gran teatro del Centro Asturiano … Continue reading

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Eye-Witness Account of the Heliopolis Journey

My Family’s Immigration from Spain to Hawaii and Life in the Sugar Plantation [The following memoir was written by Ángela L. Plumbo (née Puerta León), in about 1979, at the age of 76. Because it was written from memories more … Continue reading

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Home Jersey or Away Jersey

by Luis Argeo Any one who would be surprised to find a Sporting de Gijón jersey framed between trophies and other soccer relics behind the bar of a social club in a city in the Midwest United States, should perhaps read … Continue reading

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Spaniards in the US, 1919, According to the Literary Digest

EDUCATION IN AMERICANISM:  Lessons in Patriotism prepared for THE LITERARY DIGEST and especially designed for High School use –The Literary Digest, March 22, 1919 SPANIARDS IN THE UNITED STATES SPANISH AND THE SPANIARDS –An important fact to be noted about the many … Continue reading

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