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Not blacks, but citizens! Racial politics in revolutionary Cuba, 1959--1961

  title={Not blacks, but citizens! Racial politics in revolutionary Cuba, 1959--1961},
  author={Devyn Spence Benson},
DEVYN SPENCE BENSON: Not Blacks, But Citizens! Racial Politics in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1961 (Under the direction of Louis A. Pérez, Jr.) My project shows how the post-1959 Cuban revolutionary government highlighted racial conflicts to undermine counterrevolutionary movements and solicit support from Afro-Cubans. Using a variety of sources, including Cuban newspapers, government speeches, and photographs, my dissertation reveals how the new leadership publicly discussed the problems facing… 
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