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Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

Melina Pappademos


While it was not until 1871 that slavery in Cuba was finally abolished, African-descended people had high hopes for legal, social, and economic advancement as the republican period started. This book analyzes the racial politics and culture of black civic and political activists during the Cuban Republic. The path to equality, the author reveals, was often stymied by successive political and economic crises, patronage politics, and profound racial tensions. In the face of these issues, black political leaders and members of black social clubs developed strategies for expanding their political ... More

Keywords: slavery, Cuba, African-descended people, economic advancement, republican period, racial politics, political activists, Cuban Republic, equality, patronage politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834909
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869178_pappademos


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melina Pappademos, author