Abolitionism | Critical Essay by William Luis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Abolitionism.
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Critical Essay by William Luis

SOURCE: Luis, William. “Fiction and Fact: The Antislavery Narrative and Blacks as Counter-Discourse in Cuban History.” In Literary Bondage: Slavery in Cuban Narrative, pp. 1-17. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

In the following excerpt, Luis discusses the historical and social conditions in Cuba that made the condemnation of the slave trade and slavery itself a growing concern in nineteenth-century Cuban literature.

Fiction

Antislavery narrative refers to a group of works written mainly during the 1830s, an incipient and prolific moment in Cuban literature. They include ex-slave Juan Francisco Manzano's Autobiografía (written in 1835, published in England in 1840 and in Cuba in 1937), Anselmo Suárez y Romero's Francisco (written in 1839, published in 1880), and Félix Tanco y Bosmeniel's Escenas de la vida privada en la isla de Cuba (written in 1838, published...

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