by Franklin W. Knight
University of Wisconsin Press, 1970
eISBN: 978-0-299-05793-0 | Cloth: 978-0-299-05790-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-05794-7
Library of Congress Classification F1783.K55
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.4522097291


Knight examines the conditions that maintained slavery in Cuba in the nineteenth century and perceptively analyzes the sociological effect of the institution on the island's politics, culture, and economy.  He attacks the long-held theory that an Iberian cultural heritage and the Roman Catholic Church significantly modified the institution of slavery and shows that Cuban slave society shared many characteristics with other Caribbean societies, whether Anglo-Saxon, French, or Spanish.  Knight's systematic study includes important new material from the archives of the Ministerio del Ultramar in Madrid.

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