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Prieto

by Henry B. Lovejoy The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2018)

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yoruba people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade....


State and Revolution in Cuba

by Robert Whitney The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Between 1920 and 1940, Cuba underwent a remarkable transition, moving from oligarchic rule to a nominal constitutional democracy. The events of this period are crucial to a full understanding of the nation's...


The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

by Samuel Farber The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many...


Chinese Cubans

by Kathleen M. López The University of North Carolina Press (June 10, 2013)

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent...


War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898

by John Lawrence Tone The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, according to John Tone, the longer Spanish-Cuban...


On Location in Cuba

by Ann Marie Stock The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2009)

The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba. With the collapse of its Cold War relationship with the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the...


Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920

by Tiffany A. Sippial The University of North Carolina Press (November 11, 2013)

Between 1840 and 1920, Cuba abolished slavery, fought two wars of independence, and was occupied by the United States before finally becoming an independent republic. Tiffany A. Sippial argues that during this...


Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity

by Edna M. Rodríguez-Plate The University of North Carolina Press (November 16, 2005)

Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly...


Writing to Cuba

by Rodrigo Lazo The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

In the mid-nineteenth century, some of Cuba's most influential writers settled in U.S. cities and published a variety of newspapers, pamphlets, and books. Collaborating with military movements known as filibusters,...


Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba

by Gabino La Rosa Corzo The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

Combining archaeological and historical methods, Gabino La Rosa Corzo provides the most detailed and accurate available account of the runaway slave settlements (palenques) that formed in the inaccessible mountain...


Forging Diaspora

by Frank Andre Guridy The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2010)

Cuba's geographic proximity to the United States and its centrality to U.S. imperial designs following the War of 1898 led to the creation of a unique relationship between Afro-descended populations in the two...


The Myth of José Martí

by Lillian Guerra The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their identity and the character of the state, from Cuba's last...


Cuba and the Tempest

by Eduardo González The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959...


Conflicting Missions

by Piero Gleijeses The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2011)

This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader...


Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

by Alejandro de la Fuente The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world...


A Nation for All

by Alejandro de la Fuente The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

After thirty years of anticolonial struggle against Spain and four years of military occupation by the United States, Cuba formally became an independent republic in 1902. The nationalist coalition that fought...


The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery

by Matt D. Childs The University of North Carolina Press (January 05, 2009)

In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs...


The Revolution Is for the Children

by Anita Casavantes Bradford The University of North Carolina Press (April 21, 2014)

Since 1959, the Cuban revolutionary government has proudly proclaimed that "the revolution is for the children." Many Cuban Americans reject this claim, asserting that they chose exile in the United States to...


Measures of Equality

by Alejandra Bronfman The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

In the years following Cuba's independence, nationalists aimed to transcend racial categories in order to create a unified polity, yet racial and cultural heterogeneity posed continual challenges to these liberal...


Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

by Melina Pappademos The University of North Carolina Press (September 19, 2011)

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. In Black Political...


Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

by Sherry Johnson The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2011)

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and...


Sexual Revolutions in Cuba

by Carrie Hamilton The University of North Carolina Press (March 12, 2012)

In Sexual Revolutions in Cuba Carrie Hamilton delves into the relationship between passion and politics in revolutionary Cuba to present a comprehensive history of sexuality on the island from the triumph of...


Visions of Power in Cuba

by Lillian Guerra The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2012)

In the tumultuous first decade of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and other leaders saturated the media with altruistic images of themselves in a campaign to win the hearts of Cuba's six million citizens....