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Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World

Dalia Antonia Muller


During the violent years of war marking Cuba’s final push for independence from Spain, over 3,000 Cuban émigrés, men and women, rich and poor, fled to Mexico. But more than a safe haven, Mexico was a key site from which the expatriates helped launch a mobile and politically active Cuban diaspora around the Gulf of Mexico. Offering a new transnational vantage on Cuba’s struggle for nationhood, this book traces the stories of three hundred of these Cuban émigrés and explores the impact of their lives of exile, service to the revolution and independence, and circum-Caribbean solidarities. While n ... More

Keywords: Cuban independence, Cuban émigrés, Cuban diaspora, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Porfirian regime, Spanish American War, Cuban Revolutionary Party, transnational, exile

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631981
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dalia Antonia Muller, author
University, Buffalo