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The Resource Suspect freedoms : the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957, Nancy Raquel Mirabal

Suspect freedoms : the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957, Nancy Raquel Mirabal

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Suspect freedoms : the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957
Title
Suspect freedoms
Title remainder
the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Raquel Mirabal
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cubans migrated to New York City to organize and protest against Spanish colonial rule. While revolutionary wars raged in Cuba, expatriates envisioned, dissected, and redefined meanings of independence and nationhood. An underlying element was the concept of Cubanidad, a shared sense of what it meant to be Cuban. Deeply influenced by discussions of slavery, freedom, masculinity, and United States imperialism, the question of what and who constituted 'being Cuban' remained in flux and often, suspect. The first book to explore Cuban racial and sexual politics in New York during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Suspect Freedoms chronicles the largely unexamined and often forgotten history of more than a hundred years of Cuban exile, migration, diaspora, and community formation. Nancy Raquel Mirabal delves into the rich cache of primary sources, archival documents, literary texts, club records, newspapers, photographs, and oral histories to write what Michel Rolph Trouillot has termed an 'unthinkable history.' Situating this pivotal era within larger theoretical discussions of potential, future, visibility, and belonging, Mirabal shows how these transformations complicated meanings of territoriality, gender, race, power, and labor. She argues that slavery, nation, and the fear that Cuba would become 'another Haiti' were critical in the making of early diasporic Cubanidades, and documents how, by the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Afro-Cubans were authors of their own experiences; organizing movements, publishing texts, and establishing important political, revolutionary, and social clubs. Meticulously documented and deftly crafted, Suspect Freedoms unravels a nuanced and vital history"--Publisher's website
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PUL
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1966-
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Mirabal, Nancy Raquel
Dewey number
305.8009747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, labor, history series
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  • Cubans
  • Cubans
  • Immigrants
  • Exiles
  • Cubans
  • Blacks
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Blacks
  • Cubans
  • Cubans
  • Ethnic relations
  • Exiles
  • Immigrants
  • Race
  • Race relations
  • Sex
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Suspect freedoms : the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957, Nancy Raquel Mirabal
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Copyright
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-294) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Diasporic histories and archival hauntings -- Rhetorical geographies : annexation, fear, and the impossibility of Cuban diasporic whiteness, 1840-1868 -- "With painful interest" : the Ten Years' War, masculinity, and the politics of revolutionary Blackness, 1865-1898 -- In darkest anonymity : labor, revolution, and the uneasy visibility of Afro-Cubans in New York, 1880-1901 -- Orphan politics : race, migration, and the trouble with "new" colonialisms, 1898-1945 -- Monumental desires and defiant tributes : Antonio Maceo and the early history of El Club Cubano Inter-Americano, 1945-1957 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn968173601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780814761120
Lccn
2016023908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744348
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Suspect freedoms : the racial and sexual politics of Cubanidad in New York, 1823-1957, Nancy Raquel Mirabal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Also available as an ebook"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Diasporic histories and archival hauntings -- Rhetorical geographies : annexation, fear, and the impossibility of Cuban diasporic whiteness, 1840-1868 -- "With painful interest" : the Ten Years' War, masculinity, and the politics of revolutionary Blackness, 1865-1898 -- In darkest anonymity : labor, revolution, and the uneasy visibility of Afro-Cubans in New York, 1880-1901 -- Orphan politics : race, migration, and the trouble with "new" colonialisms, 1898-1945 -- Monumental desires and defiant tributes : Antonio Maceo and the early history of El Club Cubano Inter-Americano, 1945-1957 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn968173601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780814761120
Lccn
2016023908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744348
Other physical details
illustrations

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