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Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez


Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, this study presents an overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic center of the New World. A major essay introduces the work, providing a history of the development, maintenance, and economy of the slave system in Cuba, which was abolished in 1886, later than in any country in the Americas except Brazil. The second part of the book features eighty previously unpublished primary documents that vividly illustrate the experiences of Cuba's African slaves. This translation offers a loo ... More

Keywords: African slavery, Cuba, New World, Cuban slavery, slave system, repression, slaves

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832189
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877678_garcia_rodriguez


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez, author