Abolitionism | Critical Essay by Ivan A. Schulman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Abolitionism.
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Critical Essay by Ivan A. Schulman

SOURCE: Schulman, Ivan A. “The Portrait of the Slave: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Cuban Antislavery Novel.” In Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies, edited by Vera Rubin and Arthur Tuden, pp. 356-67. New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1977.

In the following essay, Schulman argues that Cuba's nineteenth-century abolitionist novels, though few in number, set the stage for emancipation in Cuba and were the earliest and most influential critiques of the island's long tradition of slavery.

La primera tarea que se impuso nuestra literaturea … [fue] … la preocupación social de orden ético …

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An Anticolonial Statement

The origins of the novel in Cuba are irrevocably linked to the internal contradictions and inconsistencies of the institution of slavery, the repressive policies of...

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