By Ricardo Batrell,Mark A. Sanders
After the conflict, Batrell turned dismayed by means of 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 provider 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 position of race within the nation's historical past. Deftly rendering Batrell's forceful and full of life prose into English, Mark A. Sanders additionally places forth a serious creation that contextualizes Batrell's point of view 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