Fighting slavery in the Caribbean: the life and times of a British family in nineteenth-century Havana

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M.E. Sharpe, 1998 - Political Science - 200 pages
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A social history of mid-nineteenth century Cuba as experienced by George Backhouse (and his wife, Grace), who served on the Anglo-Spanish Havana Mixed Commission for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Through richly textured prose, enlivened with extracts from the Backhouses' correspondence, diaries, and other contemporary papers, Martinez-Fernandez paints a detailed picture of the Cuban slave trade, its role in the sugar industry, and the interrelated contradictions within Cuba's economy, society, and politics.

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Settling in the Tropics
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The Mixed Commission and Cubas Emancipados
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Life in a Male City
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