Freedom from Liberation

Freedom from Liberation

Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba
Aching, Gerard Laurence
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/07/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-01693-5
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Author Bio

Gerard Aching is Professor of Africana and Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is author of The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo: By Exquisite Design and Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean.


...a far-ranging work of extraordinary erudition and critical sophistication. Aching's work powerfully challenges established views of liberation and emancipation. I was captivated from the first page......a remarkable book that delves deeply into social and psychological intricacies of the enslavement experience that marked race relations in the Americas.

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Table of Contents

1. Liberalisms at Odds: Slavery and the Struggle for an Autochthonous Literature.
2. In Spite of Himself: Unconscious Resistance and Melancholy Attachments in Manzano’s Autobiography.
3. Being Adequate to the Task: An Abolitionist Translates the Desire to Be Free.
4. Freedom Without Equality: Slave Protagonists, Free Blacks, and Their Bodies.

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