Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba

Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba

By exploring the complexities of enslavement in the autobiography of Cuban slave-poet Juan Francisco Manzano (1797-1854), Gerard Aching complicates the universally recognized assumption that a slave's foremost desire is to be freed from bondage. As the only slave narrative in Spanish that has surfaced to date, Manzano's autobiography details the daily grind of the vast majority of slaves who sought relief from the burden of living under slavery. Aching combines historical… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (August 07, 2015)

Collection: Blacks in the Diaspora

Parent ISBN: 9780253016935

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English


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