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SUGAR IS MADE WITH BLOOD: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict Between Empires over Slavery in Cuba.
Edition: First printing.
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1843 and 1844 the colonial government of Cuba in response to rumor of a slave conspiracy and revolttortured suspects, executed and murdered many, banished or imprisoned thousands of slaves, free people of color and even some whites. The British consul was expelled from Cuba and convicted in absentia of "inculcating ideas of libery." But was there actually a conspiracy or revolt, or was this something contrived by the governmentto rid itself of those who agitated against the continued existence of a slave society in Cuba? This book answers those questions, and vividly describes slave life in 19th-century Cuba, and the movement towards abolition. Photographs, notes, index. xvi, 346 pp. ISBN: 0-819551929.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 77573More details Price: $45.00