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|Description:||xvii, 230 pages ; 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.
Costumbrismo, which refers to depictions of life in Latin America during the nineteenth century, introduced some of the earliest black themes in Cuban literature. Rafael Ocasio delves into this literature to offer up a new perspective on the development of Cuban identity, as influenced by black culture and religion, during the sugar cane boom.
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- Blacks in literature.
- Blacks -- Cuba -- History.
- Blacks -- Cuba -- Social conditions.
- Slavery -- Cuba.
- Cuban literature.
- Cuba -- Religion -- 20th century.
- Cuba -- Social life and customs.
- Blacks -- Social conditions.
- Manners and customs.
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