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Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution

Devyn Spence Benson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626727
eISBN:
9781469626741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626727.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Analyzing the ideology and rhetoric around race on the island and in south Florida during the early years of the Cuban revolution, Devyn Spence Benson argues that ideas, stereotypes, and ... More


The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami

Monika Gosin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738234
eISBN:
9781501738258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738234.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Politics of Division deconstructs antagonistic discourses that circulated in local Miami press between African-Americans, “white” Cubans, and “black” Cubans during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and ... More


Cuban/Cuban-American Identity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Cuban/Cuban-American identity from historical and contemporary perspectives. It analyses certain aspects of Cuban history and culture, particularly race and religion, and ... More


Conclusion

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the intersection of Afro-Cuban and Latino/a culture and religiosity. The results reveal the centrality of Afro-Cuban religiosity and ... More


“Comparsa habanera,” Emilio Ballagas's Emblematic Contribution to Afrocubanismo

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Emilio Ballagas's lively carnival poem “Comparsa habanera.” It reveals that the poem is symbolic in different ways of the ambivalence felt by middle-class Cubans toward ... More


Drumming Up the Black Vote: Chambelonas and Cuban Electoral Politics in José Zacarías Tallet's “Quintín Barahona”

Thomas F. Anderson

in Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter permits a look into the controversial history of the political comparsas connected with Cuba's Liberal Party politicians, which came to be known as chambelonas. The chapter studies the ... More


Afro-Cubans in Cuba's War for Independence, 1895–1898

Aline Helg

in Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation, and Community During the Liberal Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034874
eISBN:
9780813038438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034874.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores Afro-Cubans' contribution to the war and some dimensions of their military experiences. It also discusses the concerns their massive participation raised among certain white ... More


The Colony in the Capital: El amigo Manso and Lo prohibido

Lisa Surwillo

in Monsters by Trade: Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804788793
eISBN:
9780804791830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788793.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the initial rewriting of the empire’s slave trading just as its Cuban phase concluded and Spain began to incorporate the trader’s legacy into the fiber of domestic politics and ... More


Black Cubans in the United States

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the United States, Martí was able to work closely and have sustained contacts with Afro-Antilleans. He collaborated with an Afro-Cuban, Rafael Serra, at La Liga de Instrucción, an educational ... More


Oral History and Constructions of Racial Memory

Yvette Louis

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In 1891 José Martí, Cuba’s most prominent and popular intellectual, wrote: “There is no racial hatred because there are no races.” The Cuban revolution would later take up Martí’s call and revive his ... More


Cosa de Blancos: Cuban American Whiteness and the Afro-Cuban-Occupied House

Antonio López

in Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with Cuban American whiteness. The autobiographical narratives of a voyage back to Cuba during the post-Soviet 1990s by white, middle-class, Cuban American academics lead to a ... More


Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow

Frank Andre Guridy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833612
eISBN:
9781469604060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895979_guridy
Subject:
History, Latin American History

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 ... More


Introduction Making Diaspora in the Shadow of Empire and Jim Crow

Frank Andre Guridy

in Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833612
eISBN:
9781469604060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895979_guridy.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explains that this book goes beyond the traditional focus on the dispersal of the native people of Africa as a result of the slave trade. It highlights the importance of “routes” instead ... More


un Dios, Un Fin, Un Destino: Enacting Diaspora in the Garvey Movement

Frank Andre Guridy

in Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833612
eISBN:
9781469604060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895979_guridy.6
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the forging of diasporic relationships in the 1920s within the context of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). It views the organization as a ... More


Making New Negroes in Cuba: Garveyism as a Transcultural Movement

Frank Guridy

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the role of Marcus Garvey’s movement in the making of a New Negro transnational affiliation that was produced by the cultural encounters between Anglophone Caribbeans, African ... More


Governing Witchcraft: Journalists and Brujos in Republican Cuba

Reinaldo L. Román

in Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831410
eISBN:
9781469604688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888940_roman.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1919, Cuba was swept by a “militant Negrophobia” characterized by a public fright of witchcraft, or brujería. A group of blacks called the negros brujos were suspected by white families of ... More


: Salsa Zero the 1950s

César Miguel Rondón

in The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831298
eISBN:
9781469603803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886397_rondon.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the historical emergence of salsa music in New York City in the 1950s. It begins by describing the performances of Latin orchestras at the Palladium, a large ballroom that ... More


Introduction

Monika Gosin

in The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738234
eISBN:
9781501738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738234.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Introduction discusses the aims of and inspiration for the book, and outlines its methodological approach. It situates the book’s focus on conflict between African Americans and Cubans, ... More


Marielitos, the Criminalization of Blackness, and Constructions of Worthy Citizenship

Monika Gosin

in The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738234
eISBN:
9781501738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738234.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter two analyzes the coverage of the 1980 Mariel boatlift in the Spanish language El Miami Herald newspaper. Stigmatized as criminals in the mainstream press, the Marielitos were younger, poorer, ... More


And Justice for All?: Immigration and African American Solidarity

Monika Gosin

in The Racial Politics of Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738234
eISBN:
9781501738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738234.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 analyzes African-American responses to the Mariel boatlift in the Miami Times, a local black newspaper. The boatlift immediately followed the McDuffie Riot, an African-American uprising ... More


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