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Empire and antislavery : Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, 1833-1874

Based on research in Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the United States, this book aims to reconstruct how abolitionism arose as a critique of the particular structures of capitalism and colonialism in Spain and the Antilles. More generally, it tells a story central to slavery, race, and empire.
Print Book, English, ©1999
University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, ©1999
xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780822940890, 9780822956907, 0822940892, 082295690X
Introduction: Spain in the Antilles and the Antilles in Spain
The limits of revolution: slavery and liberty in Spain and Cuba, 1833-1854
"Cuestión de brazos": the rise of Puerto Rican antislavery, 1840-1860
Free trade and protectionism: the transformation of the metropolitan public sphere, 1854-1868
Family, association, and free wage labor: social reform in liberal Madrid, 1854-1868
The colonial public sphere: the making of the Spanish Abolitionist Society, 1861-1868
Revolution and slavery, 1868-1870
"Today victory is assured": abolitionism and a new imperial order, 1870-1874
Conclusion: the impact and legacy of abolitionism