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American Historical Review
This book is the best overview in English of the role of race in the Cuban independence movement.
Journal of American History
Anyone who wants to understand modern Cuba should read Ferrer's account of the Cuban insurgency.
Journal of Military History
An admirable book; Ada Ferrer has attentively examined the dynamics between the racial groups involved in Cuba's struggle towards independence.
Times Literary Supplement
[An] important analysis of race in early Cuban nationalism.
Introduction. A Revolution the World Forgot
Part I. War
Chapter 1. Slaves, Insurgents, and Citizens: The Early Ten Years' War, 1868-1870
Chapter 2. Region, Race, and Transformation in the Ten Years' War, 1870-1878
Chapter 3. Fear and Its Uses: The Little War, 1879-1880
Part II. Peace
Chapter 4. A Fragile Peace: Colonialism, the State, and Rural Society, 1878-1895
Chapter 5. Writing the Nation: Race, War, and Redemption in the Prose of Independence, 1886-1895
Part III. War Again
Chapter 6. Insurgent Identities: Race and the Western Invasion, 1895-1896
Chapter 7. Race, Culture, and Contention: Political Leadership and the Onset of Peace
Epilogue and Prologue. Race, Nation, and Empire Notes Bibliography Index