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"...delves into topics such as religion and protest poetry. Layers of history are peeled back, building an understanding of political and racial dynamics between the darker citizens of the United States and Cuba."
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 challenges 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 Pan-Africanist and African Diaspora studies by tracing a little-studied linkage between two peoples of African descent.
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"The contributors to this excellent study have uncovered a rich legacy of two peoples who not only fought racism and imperialism but also interacted in the process."
"The rich and complex relationship between Afro-Americans and Afro-Cubans is the theme of the eleven essays gathered in this charming volume. The strength of this anthology is that it explores this relationship from 'below.' The essays focus on music, poetry, literature, and sports as the means which two peoples of color were able to express their uniqueness and develop their parallel race consciousness."
Ethnic Conflict: Research Digest
Introduction: Between Race and Empire Lisa Brock
1. Minerva: A Magazine for Women (and Men) of Color Carmen Montejo Arrechea
2. Telling Silences and Making Community: Afro-Cubans and African-Americans in Ybor City and Tampa, 1899-1915 Nancy Raquel Mirabal
3. The African-American Press and United States Involvement in Cuba, 1902-1912 David J. Hellwig
4. Encounters in the African Atlantic World: The African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cuba Jualynne E. Dodson
5. Cuba's Roaring Twenties: Race Consciousness and the Column "Ideales de una Raza" Rosalie Schwartz
6. Marcus Garvey in Cuba: Urrutia, Cubans, and Black Nationalism Thomás Fernández Robaina
7. Nicolás Guillén and Langston Hughes: Convergences and Divergences Keith Ellis
8. Not Just Black: African-Americans, Cubans, and Baseball Lisa Brock and Bijan Bayne
9. Cuban Social Poetry and the Struggle against Two Racisms Carmen Gómez García
10. CuBop! Afro-Cuban Music and Mid-Twentieth-Century American Culture Geoffrey Jacques
11. The African-American Press Greets the Cuban Revolution Van Gosse
Epilogue Digna Castañeda Fuertes
About the Editors and Contributors
Lisa Brock is Associate Professor of African History and Diaspora Studies, Department of Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Digna Castaņeda Fuertes is Senior Professor of Caribbean History and Senior Advisor for graduate diplomas in History, University of Havana, Cuba.
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
African American Studies
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