Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery

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As Louisiana and Cuba emerged from slavery in the late nineteenth century, each faced the question of what rights former slaves could claim. Degrees of Freedom compares and contrasts these two societies in which slavery was destroyed by war, and citizenship was redefined through social and political upheaval. Both Louisiana and Cuba were rich in sugar plantations that depended on an enslaved labor force. But by the beginning of the twentieth century, they diverged sharply in the meanings attributed to race and color in ...

Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery 2008, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674027596

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