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"What Looks Like a Revolution"

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Finch,Aisha (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Spring, 2014
ISBN:
1042-7961
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Women, Slavery, Cuba, 19th century, Antislavery movements, Lucumi, Carlota, Lucumi, Fermina
Notes:
Examines the women who became involved in Cuba's slave resistance movements of 1843 and 1844, drawing attention to those who molded that resistance in visible and public ways and those whose involvement has often been obscured or unnoticed. The narratives created around Fermina and Carlota Lucumf, two leading figures in the 1843 insurgencies, both rupture and complicate the masculine discourse around slave-movement leadership that has been central to historiographies of slave rebellion.