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Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean

Jesse E. Hoffnung-Garskof


In the late nineteenth century, a small group of Cubans and Puerto Ricans of African descent settled in the segregated tenements of New York City. At an immigrant educational society in Greenwich Village, these early Afro-Latino New Yorkers taught themselves to be poets, journalists, and revolutionaries. At the same time, these individuals built a political network and articulated an ideal of revolutionary nationalism centered on the projects of racial and social justice. These efforts were critical to the poet and diplomat José Martí's writings about race and his bid for leadership among Cuba ... More

Keywords: New York City, immigrant society, Afro-Latino New Yorkers, revolutionary nationalism, Cuban exiles, migrant revolutionaries, Spanish Caribbean, revolutionary politics, race-making

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691183534
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jesse E. Hoffnung-Garskof, author
University of Michigan

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