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Black Histories in Cuba and Its Diaspora (December 2016): Works Cited

by Bonnie A. Lucero

Works Cited

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Barcia, Manuel. The Great African Slave Revolt of 1825: Cuba and the Fight for Freedom in Matanzas.  Louisiana State, 2012 (CH, Jan’13, 50-2823).

____. Seeds of Insurrection: Domination and Resistance on Western Cuban Plantations, 1808-1848Louisiana State, 2008.

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Berry, Mary Frances.  We Are Who We Say We Are”: A Black Family’s Search for Home across the Atlantic WorldOxford, 2015.

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Blanco Borelli, Melissa.  She Is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body.  Oxford, 2016.

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Childs, Matt D.  The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery.  North Carolina, 2006 (CH, Oct’07, 45-1030).

Clark, Mary Ann.  Where Men Are, Wives and Mothers Rule: Santería Ritual Practices and Their Gender ImplicationsUniversity Press of Florida, 2005.

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Díaz, María Elena.  The Virgin, the King, and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre: Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670-1780.  Stanford, 2001 (CH, Sep’01, 39-0486).

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Fernandes, Sujatha.  Cuba Represent!:  Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary CulturesDuke, 2006.

Fernandez, Nadine T.  Revolutionizing Romance: Interracial Couples in Contemporary CubaRutgers, 2010.

Ferrer, Ada.  Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution.  Cambridge, 2014 (CH, Jul’15, 52-6048).

____.  Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898North Carolina, 1999 (CH, Mar’00, 37-4053).

Finch, Aisha K.  Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844.  North Carolina, 2015 (CH, Dec’15, 53-1899).

Fischer, Sibylle.  Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of RevolutionUniversity of West Indies Press/Duke, 2004 (CH, Jan’05, 42-2975).

Franklin, Sarah L.  Women and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Cuba.  Rochester, 2012 (CH, Feb’13, 50-3428).

Fuente, Alejandro de la.  A Nation for All: Race, Inequality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century CubaNorth Carolina, 2001.

____.  “Slave Law and Claims-Making in Cuba: The Tannenbaum Debate Revisited.”  Law and History Review, v. 22, no. 2, 2004: pp. 339–69.

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García, Guadalupe.  Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in HavanaCalifornia, 2016.

García Rodríguez, Gloria.  Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History, tr. by Nancy L. WestrateNorth Carolina, 2011.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  “Cuba: The Next Revolution” in film series Black in Latin America, 2011.

Gleijeses, Piero.  Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976North Carolina, 2002 (CH, May’02, 39-5447).

Gonzalez, Michelle A.  Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity.  University Press of Florida, 2006.

Graden, Dale T.  Disease, Resistance, and Lies: The Demise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Brazil and CubaLouisiana State, 2014 (CH, Dec’14, 52-2126).

Greenbaum, Susan D.  More than Black: Afro-Cubans in TampaUniversity Press of Florida, 2002 (CH, Feb’03, 40-3715).

Guerra, Lillian.  The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba.  North Carolina, 2005 (CH, Jan’06, 43-2957).

____.  Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971.  North Carolina, 2012 (CH, Mar’13, 50-4015).

Guridy, Frank Andre.  Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim CrowNorth Carolina, 2010.

Hall, Gwendolyn M.  Social Control in Slave Plantation Societies: A Comparison of St. Dominque and Cuba.  Johns Hopkins, 1972 (c1971; CH, Feb’73).

Hamilton, CarrieSexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory.  North Carolina, 2012.

Hansing, Katrin.  Rasta, Race and Revolution: The Emergence and Development of the Rastafari Movement in Socialist CubaBerlin: Lit, 2006.

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Hay, Michelle A.  I’ve Been Black in Two Countries”: Black Cuban Views on Race in the U.SLFB Scholarly Pub., 2009.

Hearn, Adrian H.  Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and DevelopmentDuke, 2008.

Helg, Aline.  Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1886-1912North Carolina, 1995.

Horne, Gerald.  Race to Revolution: The United States and Cuba during Slavery and Jim CrowMonthly Review, 2014 (CH, Dec’14, 52-2149).

Howard, Philip A.  Black Labor, White Sugar: Caribbean Braceros and Their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar IndustryLouisiana State, 2015 (CH, Nov’15, 53-1439).

Ibarra, Jorge.  Prologue to Revolution: Cuba, 1898-1958L. Rienner, 1998 (CH, Dec’08, 36-2317).

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Knight, Franklin W.  Slave Society in Cuba during the Nineteenth Century.  Wisconsin, 1971 (c1970; CH, May’71).

Kutzinski, Vera M.  Sugar’s Secrets: Race and the Erotics of Cuban NationalismUniversity Press of Virginia, 1993 (CH, Sep’94, 32-0186).

La Rosa Corzo, Gabino.  Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba: Resistance and Repression, tr. by Mary Todd.  North Carolina, 2003 (CH, Jun’04, 41-6091).

Lane, Jill.  Blackface Cuba, 1840-1895.  Pennsylvania, 2005 (CH, Dec’05, 43-1946).

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Merleaux, April.  Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of SweetnessNorth Carolina, 2015.

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____.  Pichón: A Memoir: Race and Revolution in Castro’s CubaLawrence Hill Books, 2008.

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____. Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition.  Duke, 2002. 

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Queeley, Andrea J.  Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary CubaUniversity Press of Florida, 2015 (CH, Apr’16, 53-3638).

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