By Ricardo Batrell,Mark A. Sanders
After the warfare, Batrell grew to become dismayed through the Cuban Republic's quick retreat from the revolution's democratic beliefs. govt corruption, racial discrimination, and the systematic exclusion of black veterans from public carrier had helped to reassert the racial hierarchy of colonial Cuba. along with his memoir, Batrell was hoping to remind Cubans concerning the participation of Afro-Cubans within the struggle (as a lot as eighty percentage of the Cuban Liberation military can have been Afro-Cuban) and to protest their subjugation in its aftermath.
Now to be had for the 1st time in English, Batrell's strong memoir presents profound insights into the position of race within the nation's heritage. Deftly rendering Batrell's forceful and lively prose into English, Mark A. Sanders additionally places forth a severe advent that contextualizes Batrell's viewpoint inside of Cuba's colonial heritage and its racial politics.
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