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

Frank Andre Guridy

Abstract

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 in the two countries. This book shows that the cross-national relationships nurtured by Afro-Cubans and black Americans helped to shape the political strategies of both groups as they attempted to overcome a shared history of oppression and enslavement. Drawing on archival sources in both countries, it traces four encounters between Afro-Cubans and African Americans. These hidden histories of cultu ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Afro-Cubans, black Americans, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, Garveyism, Havana, cultural connection, Harlem Renaissance, African diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833612
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895979_guridy

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Andre Guridy, author