Tragedy In Havana

Author: Fermín Valdés-Domínguez
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813017471
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Tragedy In Havana from the Author: Fermín Valdés-Domínguez. "In translating into English this work by Fermín Valdés Domínguez, Consuelo E. Stebbins has made available to a larger reading public one of the more important historical narratives of late-19th-century Cuba. [It] serves as a chronicle of one of the traumas of the late colonial period and an important independentista text by which to study the sources of Cuba Libre. Stebbins has enriched the English-language sources on Cuba."--Louis A Pérez, Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Consuelo E. Stebbins makes available for the first time in English a classic text in Cuban history, documenting a crucial event in the history of Cuba's independence movement. The execution of 8 medical students and imprisonment of 31 of their colleagues for defacing the tomb of loyalist hero Gonzalo Castañón inflamed anticolonial sentiment and rallied popular support to the first armed Cuban resistance to colonial rule. The incident brought international condemnation of King Amadeo of Spain and marked the beginning of the end for the Spanish government in Cuba. Valdés Domínguez's text is an eyewitness account, chronicling events leading up to the massacre and following its aftermath through the imprisonment of the survivors, the ensuing riots in Havana, and official and unofficial reaction. Beyond its historical value, it is a literary landmark. Domínguez captures the passion of the independence movement in his account of efforts to vindicate the memory of the slain students. The Stebbins translation preserves both the historical and the literary qualities of the original text while enriching it with a selection of contemporary reaction from the foreign press and with foreign consulate correspondence that offers different interpretations of events. Her work will provide a valuable resource for scholars of Cuban and Spanish colonial history and for students of testimonial narrative. Consuelo E. Stebbins is assistant professor and director of the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Her recent publications have focused on educational issues for language minority students.

Cuban Studies 32

Author: Lisandro Perez
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822970635
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Cuban Studies 32 from the Author: Lisandro Perez. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.

Translating Empire

Author: Laura Lomas
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 082238941X
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Translating Empire from the Author: Laura Lomas. In Translating Empire, Laura Lomas uncovers how late nineteenth-century Latino migrant writers developed a prescient critique of U.S. imperialism, one that prefigures many of the concerns about empire, race, and postcolonial subjectivity animating American studies today. During the 1880s and early 1890s, the Cuban journalist, poet, and revolutionary José Martí and other Latino migrants living in New York City translated North American literary and cultural texts into Spanish. Lomas reads the canonical literature and popular culture of the United States in the Gilded Age through the eyes of Martí and his fellow editors, activists, orators, and poets. In doing so, she reveals how, in the process of translating Anglo-American culture into a Latino-American idiom, the Latino migrant writers invented a modernist aesthetics to criticize U.S. expansionism and expose Anglo stereotypes of Latin Americans. Lomas challenges longstanding conceptions about Martí through readings of neglected texts and reinterpretations of his major essays. Against the customary view that emphasizes his strong identification with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, the author demonstrates that over several years, Martí actually distanced himself from Emerson’s ideas and conveyed alarm at Whitman’s expansionist politics. She questions the association of Martí with pan-Americanism, pointing out that in the 1880s, the Cuban journalist warned against foreign geopolitical influence imposed through ostensibly friendly meetings and the promotion of hemispheric peace and “free” trade. Lomas finds Martí undermining racialized and sexualized representations of America in his interpretations of Buffalo Bill and other rituals of westward expansion, in his self-published translation of Helen Hunt Jackson’s popular romance novel Ramona, and in his comments on writing that stereotyped Latino/a Americans as inherently unfit for self-government. With Translating Empire, Lomas recasts the contemporary practice of American studies in light of Martí’s late-nineteenth-century radical decolonizing project.

Guerrilla Prince

Author: Georgie Anne Geyer
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740720642
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Guerrilla Prince from the Author: Georgie Anne Geyer. Syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her nearly 40 years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro, revolutionary and demagogue. Based on hundreds of interviews and unique sources -- including four extensive personal interviews with Castro -- Guerrilla Prince is an intimate and revealing portrait, charged with all the electricity of the charismatic leader. In this updated edition, Ms. Geyer presents new insights and addresses the changes since the 1991 release of Guerrilla Prince in hardcover -- the collapse of the Soviet Union, the internal unrest, and the growing anticipation of a post-Castro Cuba.

Latin America

Author: Juan Manuel PĂ©rez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Latin America from the Author: Juan Manuel PĂ©rez. This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

The History Of Cuba Complete

Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465514287
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The History Of Cuba Complete from the Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson. It is my purpose in these volumes to write a History of Cuba. The title may imply either the land and its natural conditions, or the people and the nation which inhabit it. It in fact implies both, and to both I shall address myself, though it will appropriately be with the latter rather than with the former that the narrative will be most concerned. For it is with Cuba as with other countries: In the last supreme analysis the people make the history of the land. Apart from the people, it is true, the Island of Cuba is of unusual interest. There are few countries of similar extent comparable with it in native variety, charm and wealth. There are few which contribute more, actually and potentially, to the world's supplies of greatly used products. One of the most universally used and prized vegetable products became first known to mankind from Cuba, and there to this day is most profusely and most perfectly grown and prepared; while another, one of the most universally used and essential articles of food, is there produced in its greatest abundance. There also may be found an immense number and bewildering variety of the most serviceable articles in both the vegetable and mineral kingdoms, in noteworthy profusion and perfection, together with possibilities and facilities for a comparable development of the animal kingdom. Nor is the geographical situation of the island less favorable or less inviting than its natural resources. Lying just within the Torrid Zone, it has a climate which combines the fecund influences of the tropics with the agreeable moderation of the Temperate Zones. It fronts at once upon the most frequented ocean of the globe and upon two of the greatest and most important semi-inland seas. It lies directly between the two great continents of the Western Hemisphere, with such supremely fortunate orientation that travel and commerce between them naturally skirt and touch its shores rather than follow the longer and more difficult route by land which is the sole alternative. A line drawn from the heart of the United States to the heart of South America passes through the heart of Cuba. A line drawn from the mouth of the Mississippi to the mouth of the Amazon traverses Cuba almost from end to end. Circled about the island and fronting on the narrow seas which divide them from it are the territories of no fewer than fourteen independent national sovereignties. It lies, moreover, directly in the path of the world's commerce between the two great oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific, by the way of that gigantic artificial waterway which, created largely because of Cuba, was the fulfilment of the world's four centuries of effort and desire. There is scarcely a more suggestive and romantic theme in the world's history than this: That Columbus made his epochal adventure for the prime purpose of finding a passageway from the Atlantic to the Pacific; or rather from Europe to Asia by way of the Atlantic, since he assumed the Atlantic and the Pacific to be one; that, failing to find that non-existent passageway, he found Cuba instead and imagined that he had found therein the fulfilment of his dreams; that four centuries later that passageway was artificially provided through the enterprise and energy of a power which in his day had not yet come into existence; and that this transcendent deed was accomplished largely because of Cuba and because of the conflict through which that island violently divorced herself from the imperial sovereignty which Columbus had planted upon her shores.