Sugar is made with blood : the conspiracy of La Escalera and the conflict between empires over slavery in Cuba
Robert L. Paquette
Bok Engelsk 1988
Middletown, Conn. : : Wesleyan University Press, , c1988.
xvi, 346 sider,  plansjer : illustrasjoner
Includes index. . - Introduction: La Escalera and the historians ; I. Sugar and society in 1840 ; Land, color, and class ; Of blood and sugar ; Cuban whites and the problem of slavery ; The free people of color ; II. Cuba and imperial expansion ; David Turnbull and the crusade against slavery ; Francis Ross Cocking and international conspiracy ; Africanization or annexation to the United States? ; III. Conjuncture ; The year of the lash ; La Escalera reexamined ; Appendix I: The slave code of 1842 ; Appendix II: Slave regulations of 1844. . - In 1843 and 1844 the colonial government of Cuba put down a slave conspiracy and revolt with all the fire and sword it could muster. Blacks and whites were executed. But later historians argued that there had been no conspiracy or revolt. The government had contrived the situation to rid itself of those who agitated against the continued existence of a slave society in Cuba. In this fine piece of sleuthing, Paquette describes slave life in 19th-century Cuba, the foibles of the planter class, and the movement towards abolition. Well written and well researched; an excellent study for undergraduates and for those who want to continue the discussion.
Slavery - History. - Cuba