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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||xvii, 230 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: nineteenth-century costumbrista writers on the slave trade and on black traditions in Cuba --
Cuban costumbrista portraits of slaves in sugarmills: essays by Anselmo Suárez y Romero --
Juan Francisco Manzano's autobiografía de un esclavo: self-characterization of an urban mulato fino slave --
Urban slaves and freed blacks: black women's objectification and erotic taboos --
The costumbristas' views of manly black males: uppity blacks and thugs --
Depictions of the horrific "unseen": Cuban Creole religious practices --
Conclusion. Costumbrista essays on blacks: nineteenth-century preconceived notions of civility.
A broad examination of representations of Afro-Cuban religious themes in literature and popular arts, focusing on white authors of Costumbrismo literature represented black culture.
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