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Race to Revolution: The U. S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow (Hardback)
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Race to Revolution: The U. S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 01/06/2014
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The histories of Cuba and the United States are tightly intertwined and have been for at least two centuries. In Race to Revolution, historian Gerald Horne examines a critical relationship between the two countries by tracing out the typically overlooked interconnections among slavery, Jim Crow, and revolution. Slavery was central to the economic and political trajectories of Cuba and the United States, both in terms of each nation's internal political and economic development and in the interactions between the small Caribbean island and the Colossus of the North. Horne draws a direct link between the black experiences in two very different countries and follows that connection through changing periods of resistance and revolutionary upheaval. Black Cubans were crucial to Cuba's initial independence, and the relative freedom they achieved helped bring down Jim Crow in the United States, reinforcing radical politics within the black communities of both nations. This in turn helped to create the conditions that gave rise to the Cuban Revolution which, on New Years' Day in 1959, shook the United States to its core. Based on extensive research in Havana, Madrid, London, and throughout the U.S., Race to Revolution delves deep into the historical record, bringing to life the experiences of slaves and slave traders, abolitionists and sailors, politicians and poor farmers. It illuminates the complex web of interaction and infl uence that shaped the lives of many generations as they struggled over questions of race, property, and political power in both Cuba and the United States.

Publisher: Monthly Review Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781583674468
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Gerald Horne s epic history will help many readers understand the special relationship between slavery, African Americans, and Cuba over the centuries . . . Horne is in the forefront of historians laboring to revise the entire story of the Americas until the broken pieces are mended. -Tom Hayden, author of Inspiring Participatory Democracy"
"Gerald Horne's epic history will help many readers understand the special relationship between slavery, African Americans, and Cuba over the centuries . . . Horne is in the forefront of historians laboring to revise the entire story of the Americas until the broken pieces are mended."-Tom Hayden, author of Inspiring Participatory Democracy

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