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ISBN-13: 978-0807857724 ISBN-10: 0807857726 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Envisioning Cuba
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (November 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807857726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807857724
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Contains] important appendix of demographic data on the 381 individuals arrested for participation in the rebellion.--CHOICE

A careful and multi-layered account of the uprisings and the people who planned and carried them out. . . . Childs brilliantly renders this historical complexity.--The International History Review

Matt Childs . . . provides a new interpretation of classic data, making his one of the most important works in Cuban Studies published in the last fifteen years.--The Americas

The first in-depth analysis of insurrections in Cuba in 1812.--Black Issues Book Review

A welcome contribution to the debates about slave rebellion and also about the nature of the societies of both the slave-owning Caribbean islands and of the free people of colour. Its detail is always fascinating and telling, and its argument sound and much needed.--Journal of Latin American Studies

A masterfully researched book. . . . Insights . . . about the structures and institutions that slaves and free people mobilized represent one of the book's greatest contributions.--H-Net Reviews

A groundbreaking study that is impressively researched and captivatingly written.--Slavery and Abolition

Framed in an engaging narrative . . . a welcome contribution to the study of African slavery in the New World.--Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe

A passionately written book that will prove to be a valuable contribution to slavery studies, as well as to the historiography of Cuba and the African diaspora.--The Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Childs should be praised for redirecting the 'Aponte Rebellion' into the general literature of African diaspora studies.--Colonial Latin American Historical Review

An impressive array of archival sources. . . . Provides an engaging model.--Hispanic American Historical Review

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This is a masterful book, rigorously researched and powerfully written. Lively and dynamic in its treatment of a fascinating event, it will be useful for scholars and students of Cuba, the Caribbean, the African Diaspora, and comparative slavery.--Ada Ferrer, New York University |By situating this first-ever study of the Cuban slave revolts of 1812 within the larger context of the Spanish empire, Childs reveals the Aponte rebels to be realists who acted upon news of abolitionist activities and black resistance elsewhere in the Atlantic world. A truly outstanding work that combines prodigious research with passion and imagination.--Douglas R. Egerton, author of Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Publius on January 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Haitian Revolution remains a watershed in Atlantic world history. The real or imagined specter of black slaves and nonwhites slaying their masters devastated the white psyche. More than simply fear, the idea of a "terrified consciousness" nearly consumed entire classes of owners on all sides of the Atlantic. In contrast, for free and slave alike, Haiti inspired and emboldened men and women to act. But the image of Haiti was never static. In places like nearby Cuba, as Matt Childs demonstrates, the Black Republic had multiple meanings.

For Childs, Associate Professor of History at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Haiti's impact is evident in the so-called Aponte Rebellion in Cuba (1812). A somewhat chaotic and seemingly disjoined series of plantation revolts, only later did they appear as parts to a greater whole. Taking literal and symbolic meaning from the Haitian Revolution, leaders like Jose Antonio Aponte used words and images to convey both the significance and possibility of black freedom in Cuba. Socially and politically adept at surviving the all-encompassing plantation hierarchy, free and slave used those skills (what one might broadly call an "Atlantic consciousness") to overcome obstacles in geographical distance, language, class, and race (ethnicity). Despite what Crown officials believed, after the collapse of black militia importance in Cuban society, free and slave nonwhites organized a rather remarkable series of revolts aimed at destroying slavery.

A revised, pared-down version of Childs's dissertation, 'The 1812 Aponte Rebellion and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery' weaves together several strands of historical methodology.
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By george camble on November 17, 2014
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Very informative and accurate about slavery in the New World .
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerry2 on October 1, 2008
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The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery (Envisioning Cuba)
This book is insightful and tells a compelling story about the development of the Cuban culture in its formative years.
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1 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Daley on November 3, 2007
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A pact with the devil can be most expensive

Childs, Matt D 2006 The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slavery (Envisioning Cuba series). The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill ISBN-10 0807830585, ISBN-13: 978-0807830581

This book covers an abhorrent topic, slavery, specifically the Aponte rebellion of Cuban slaves beginning in January 1812. This is an important topic and of great interest. However, by necessity this book must rely on Cuban archives which are firmly in the hands of the present Cuban regime which demands an ideological toll be paid for access to them.

The author's willing acceptance of this price, this pact to the devil, is made clearly apparent in the series of dedications at the beginning of the book. The first dedication reads:

"For my compañeros and compañeras in this world and the next."

These words compañeros compañeras are italicized in this text, a clear indication that they refer to the current vernacular in Cuba where these words substituting for "comrade" refer to association with the communist party. Then the author's reference to the "next" world then may be taken to refer to the Marxist vision of an earthly paradise always placed some time in the future.

To make this point even clearer the quotations on the following page show this political allegiance to a revolutionary Marxist, rather than a scholarly, view of history.

One should not overlook the possibility that the author rebelled against the price he paid for access to Cuban government archives, and thus unable to avoid the required shema of faith made his vow adherence to this credo so overdone that one is not sure that he is sincere.
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