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Black political activism and the Cuban republic

Author: Melina Pappademos
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Envisioning Cuba.
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While it was not until 1871 that slavery in Cuba was finally abolished, African-descended people had high hopes for legal, social, and economic advancement as the republican period started. This book analyses the racial politics and culture of black civic and political activists during the Cuban Republic. The path to equality, the author reveals, was often stymied by successive political and economic crises,  Read more...
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Pappademos, Melina.
Black political activism and the Cuban republic.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011005518
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melina Pappademos
ISBN: 9780807869178 0807869171 9781469602769 1469602768 0807834904 9780807834909
OCLC Number: 769187882
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: At the Crossroads of Republic; 1 "Political Changüí": Race, Culture, and Politics in the Early Republic; 2 Black Patronage Networks; 3 Inventing Africa and Creating Community; 4 Africa in the Privileged Black Imaginary; 5 Power and Great Culture; 6 We Come to Discredit These Leaders: Political Change and Challenges to the Black Political Elite; Conclusion: Republican Politics and the Exigencies of Blackness; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Envisioning Cuba.
Responsibility: Melina Pappademos.

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