Cuban slavery and atlantic antislavery

Ada Ferrer

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    Abstract

    This article examines the entrenchment of slavery in Cuba at the turn of the nineteenth century in the context of the rise of the two major antislavery forces of the period: the Haitian Revolution and British slave trade abolition. The revolution and abolition, unfolding in the precise moment of the Cuban sugar boom, profoundly shaped the character of Cuban slavery, from the place of slave-based production in international markets, to the infrastructure and routine practices of the institution, to the enslaved's experience of their enslavement and their understanding of real-time possibilities for freedom.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)267-295+435
    JournalReview
    Volume31
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development

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