Freedom's mirror
Ada Ferrer
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Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution

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"The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom's Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories--the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society--that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"--Provided by publisher.

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"The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom's Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories--the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society--that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"--Provided by publisher.

Contains primary source material.

Freedom's mirror

Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution

This edition published in


Edition Description

"The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom's Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories--the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society--that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"--Provided by publisher.

Contains primary source material.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Haitian Revolution and Cuban slave society
"A colony worth a kingdom" : Cuba's sugar revolution in the shadow of Saint-Domingue
"An excess of communication" : the capture of news in a slave society
An unlikely alliance : Cuba and the Black auxiliaries
Revolution's disavowal : Cuba and a counter-revolution of slavery
"Masters of all" : echoes of Haitian independence in Cuba
Atlantic crucible : 1808 between Haiti and Spain
A Black kingdom of this world : making history, imagining revolution in Havana, 1812
Epilogue: Haiti, Cuba and history : afterlives of antislavery and revolution.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
306.3/6209729109034
Library of Congress
HT1076 .F47 2014

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Pagination
xiv, 377 pages
Number of pages
377

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OL26883380M
ISBN 13
9781107029422, 9781107697782
LC Control Number
2014019409

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