9780691183534-0691183538-Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean

Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean

ISBN-13: 9780691183534
ISBN-10: 0691183538
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 408 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691183534
ISBN-10: 0691183538
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 408 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse wrote Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean comprising 408 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691183538 and 9780691183534. Since then Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 14.29 or rent at the marketplace.

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The gripping history of Afro-Latino migrants who conspired to overthrow a colonial monarchy, end slavery, and secure full citizenship in their homelands

In the late nineteenth century, a small group of Cubans and Puerto Ricans of African descent settled in the segregated tenements of New York City. At an immigrant educational society in Greenwich Village, these early Afro-Latino New Yorkers taught themselves to be poets, journalists, and revolutionaries. At the same time, these individuals―including Rafael Serra, a cigar maker, writer, and politician; Sotero Figueroa, a typesetter, editor, and publisher; and Gertrudis Heredia, one of the first women of African descent to study midwifery at the University of Havana―built a political network and articulated an ideal of revolutionary nationalism centered on the projects of racial and social justice. These efforts were critical to the poet and diplomat José Martí’s writings about race and his bid for leadership among Cuban exiles, and to the later struggle to create space for black political participation in the Cuban Republic.

In Racial Migrations, Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof presents a vivid portrait of these largely forgotten migrant revolutionaries, weaving together their experiences of migrating while black, their relationships with African American civil rights leaders, and their evolving participation in nationalist political movements. By placing Afro-Latino New Yorkers at the center of the story, Hoffnung-Garskof offers a new interpretation of the revolutionary politics of the Spanish Caribbean, including the idea that Cuba could become a nation without racial divisions.

A model of transnational and comparative research, Racial Migrations reveals the complexities of race-making within migrant communities and the power of small groups of immigrants to transform their home societies.

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