<i>Under the Cuban Flag</i> Notions of Indigeneity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Peter Hume

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032184
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038766 | DOI:
Under the Cuban Flag Notions of Indigeneity at the End of the Nineteenth Century

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This chapter discusses how narratives of national sovereignty, personal freedom, and pro-indigenous movements were appropriated and deployed, for the benefit of the U.S. imperialist thrust and assurance of strategic positioning on the shores of Cuba and beyond. It also demonstrates how the focus of literary works is on indigeneity.

Keywords: narratives; national sovereignty; personal freedom; indigenous movements; U.S. imperialist thrust; indigeneity; literary works; Cuba; strategic positioning

Chapter.  11493 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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