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.

Latin America

Author: Juan Manuel PĂ©rez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Size: 52.68 MB
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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.

Term Paper Resource Guide To Nineteenth Century World History

Author: William Thomas Walker
Publisher: Greenwood Press
ISBN: 9780313354045
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Term Paper Resource Guide To Nineteenth Century World History from the Author: William Thomas Walker. With this guide, major help for nineteenth-century World History term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways.

Guerrilla Prince The Untold Story Of Fi

Author: Georgie Geyer
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053302
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Guerrilla Prince The Untold Story Of Fi from the Author: Georgie Geyer. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted over many years in 28 countries, including extensive personal interviews with Castro himself, Georgie Anne Geyer reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro in this definitive biography.