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Cuban Costumbrista Portraits of Slaves in Sugarmills: Essays by Anselmo Suάrez y Romero

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The first section, “Slavery in Cuban Costumbrismo,” traces the earliest developments of Costumbrismo in Cuba, when there was only timid incorporation of slavery issues as literary motif. Official ... More


Introduction: Nineteenth-Century Costumbrista Writers on the Slave Trade and on Black Traditions in Cuba

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Costumbrista writer was a White intellectual, whose biases reflected not only an upper-level social condition but also his privileged gender position. An underlying trait of Costumbrista essays ... More


Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuban Costumbrista writers reported the strong presence of African traditions developed by slaves and by freed Blacks as agents of a vigorous popular culture that was highly visible throughout the ... More


Juan Francisco Manzano's Autobiografía de un esclavo: Self-Characterization of an Urban Mulato Fino Slave

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Study of Cuban-born Manzano's memoirs offers a contrast between the life of Suárez y Romero's rural sugarmill slaves and that of an urban slave in Havana. In this exceptional text—the only surviving ... More


Urban Slaves and Freed Blacks: Black Women's Objectification and Erotic Taboos

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

“Urban Slaves and Freed Blacks” examines urban Blacks, slave and freed, who were part of a rather large population that worked in a substantial number but limited range of trades and lived in ... More


Conclusion: Costumbrista Essays on Blacks: Nineteenth-Century Preconceived Notions of Civility

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Costumbristas sought to engage in multiple and diverse conversations illustrative of the complex issues of Cuban slavery at the peak of the sugarcane boom, including the impact of Black customs on ... More


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