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Black Women, Citizenship, and the Making of Modern Cuba

Takkara K. Brunson


In Black Women, Citizenship, and the Making of Modern Cuba, Takkara Brunson traces how women of African descent battled exclusion on multiple fronts and played an important role in forging a modern democracy. Brunson takes a much-needed intersectional approach to the political history of the era, examining how Black women’s engagement with questions of Cuban citizenship intersected with racial prejudice, gender norms, and sexual politics, incorporating Afro-diasporic and Latin American feminist perspectives. Brunson demonstrates that between the 1886 abolition of slavery in Cuba and the 1959 R ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Black women, democracy, citizenship, racial integration, gender norms, sexual politics, Afro-Diasporic, Latin American, feminist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402084
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402084.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Takkara K. Brunson, author
California State University, Fresno