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Between Race and Empire: African-Americans and Cubans before the Cuban Revolution
by Lisa Brock
Temple University Press, 1998
Paper: 978-1-56639-587-8 | Cloth: 978-1-56639-586-1 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0063-5
Library of Congress Classification E185.61.B474 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.91064

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
For many black Americans, the prominence and success of black Cubans in early efforts for independence and abolition highlighted a sense of racial identity and pride, while after U.S. intervention the suppression of Afro-Cuban aspirations created a strong interest among African-Americans concerning Cuban affairs. This collection, edited by a black Cuban and a black American, traces the relations between Cubans and African-Americans from the abolitionist era to the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

The eleven essays gathered here, written by scholars from both countries, heighten our appreciation of African-Americans as international actors and challenge the notion that Cubans had little or no race consciousness. This is the  first study of the world capitalist system to track the international consciousness of working peoples, peoples of color, and women. With a focus on two sets of peoples not in state power, Between Race and Empire expands our understanding of "history from below," and reflects current trends in PanAfricanist and African Diaspora studies by tracing  a little-studied linkage between two peoples of African descent.

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