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Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Matthew Pettway

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (also known as Plácido) were perhaps the most important and innovative Cuban writers of African descent during the Spanish colonial era.Both ... More


Myth of the Christian Poet: The Death, Resurrection, and Redemption of Plácido

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores how Plácido’s poems on race differed from that of Manzano, his enslaved counterpart.Plácido, whose mulatto racial identity was never in doubt, saw little need to create such an ... More


Carnival, the Virgin, and the Saints: Reading the African Cuban Spirit World in the Poetry of Plácido

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Plácido appealed to African ideas of spirit and cosmos to create a blueprint for black Cuban liberation.This chapter brings two narratives into contention to explore the ... More


Black Cuban Literati in the Age of Revolution

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Plácido and Manzano’s involvement in the 1844 antislavery movement and it refutes the notion that Manzano was an apolitical author.With few exceptions, critics have claimed ... More


A Respite from Common-Life Reforms: Santa Clara, 1770–1782

John J. Clune

in Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032177
eISBN:
9780813038308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032177.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the slowing of reform at the Santa Clara Convent in Havana, Cuba, during the period from 1770 to 1782. The apparent lull in the pace of the Bourbon Reform program occurred ... More


ACT III Scene ii Español 1960–82

Walter Aaron Clark and William Craig Krause

in Federico Moreno Torroba: A Musical Life in Three Acts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195313703
eISBN:
9780199332373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313703.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the last two decades of his life, Torroba came to serve as a cultural ambassador for Spain. He did this not only as a composer and conductor but also as someone increasingly involved in cultural ... More


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