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View Resource The Atkins Family in Cuba: A Photograph Exhibit

In the late 19th century, noted Boston merchant Edwin F. Atkins was a dominant player in the U.S.-Cuba sugar market. His firm helped established sugarcane plantations along the southern coast of Cuba near the cities of Cienfuegos and Trinidad. For over 60 years the Atkins family continued to operate their sugar business on the island, even as Cuba won its independence from Spain and went through a...