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A black soldier's story: the narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Batrell,Ricardo (Author), Sanders,Mark A. (Translator)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780816650095
Published:
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN:
9780816650095
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Biography, Cuba, Personal narratives, Batrell, Ricardo, b. 1880, Soldiers, Revolution (Cuba: 1895-1898)
Notes:
240 p., In 1896, an illiterate, fifteen-year-old Afro-Cuban field hand joined the rebel army fighting for Cuba's independence. Though poor and uneducated, Ricardo Batrell believed in the promise of Cuba Libre, the vision of a democratic and egalitarian nation that inspired the Cuban War of Independence. After the war ended in 1898, Batrell taught himself to read and write and published a memoir of his wartime experiences,