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Jose Marti, the United States, and Race

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Anne Fountain is professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at San Jose State University and the author of "Jose Marti and U.S. Writers."""



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"Essential reading for those who increasingly appreciate the enormous importance of Marti as one of the nineteenth century's most influential and most original thinkers."--John Kirk, coeditor of "Redefining Cuban Foreign Policy" "Fountain's wide-ranging, keen-eyed, and meticulously researched analysis covers the gamut of race relations that Marti's work probed."--Esther Allen, translator of "Jose Marti Selected Writings" "An engaging, comprehensive, and well-balanced book on Cuba's national hero Jose Marti. Anne Fountain's chapters on Marti's vision of blacks are an indispensable source of information for anyone interested in the topic."--Jorge Camacho, author of "Jose Marti las mascaras del escritor""" A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, Jose Marti produced a body of writing that has been theorized, criticized, and politicized. However, one of the most understudied aspects of his work is how his time in the United States affected what he wrote about race and his attitudes toward racial politics. In the United States Marti encountered European immigrants and the labor politics that accompanied them and became aware of the hardships experienced by Chinese workers. He read in newspapers and magazines about the oppression of Native Americans and the adversity faced by newly freed black citizens. Although he'd first witnessed the mistreatment of slaves in Cuba, it was in New York City, near the close of the century, where he penned his famous essay "My Race," declaring that there was only one race, the human race. Anne Fountain argues that it was in the United States that Marti--confronted by the forces of manifest destiny, the influence of race in politics, the legacy of slavery, and the plight and promise of the black Cuban diaspora--fully engaged with the specter of racism. Examining Marti's complete works with a focus on key portions, Fountain reveals the evolution of his thinking on the topic, indicating the significance of his sources, providing a context for his writing, and offering a structure for his works on race.



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One of the most understudied aspects of Jose Marti's life remains his time in the US and how it affected his attitudes toward racial politics. Anne Fountain argues that it was in the US that Marti fully engaged with the spectre of racism. Examining his entire oeuvre rather than just selected portions, Fountain demonstrates the evolution of his thinking on the topic.

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Titre: Jose Marti, the United States, and Race
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Code EAN: 9780813049748
ISBN: 978-0-8130-4974-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University Press of Florida
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 160
Poids: 358g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 2014

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