By Ricardo Batrell,Mark A. Sanders
After the warfare, Batrell grew to become dismayed via the Cuban Republic's swift 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 warfare (as a lot as eighty percentage of the Cuban Liberation military could 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 function of race within the nation's background. Deftly rendering Batrell's forceful and lively prose into English, Mark A. Sanders additionally places forth a severe creation that contextualizes Batrell's viewpoint inside of Cuba's colonial historical past and its racial politics.
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A Black Soldier's Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence by Ricardo Batrell,Mark A. Sanders