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Conclusion: Costumbrista Essays on Blacks: Nineteenth-Century Preconceived Notions of Civility

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041643
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043913 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0007
Conclusion: Costumbrista Essays on Blacks: Nineteenth-Century Preconceived Notions of Civility

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Costumbristas sought to engage in multiple and diverse conversations illustrative of the complex issues of Cuban slavery at the peak of the sugarcane boom, including the impact of Black customs on Cuban traditions. The handful of Costumbrista essays about Blacks demonstrate that there were multifaceted sociopolitical components that reflected not only Cuban colonial status but also reaction to laws and regulations pertaining to slavery. Costumbrista literature also attempted to illustrate the development of a hybrid national identity, a “mulattoness.”

Keywords: nineteenth-century Cuba; Costumbrista literature; ethnic bias; Black culture formation; Black identity formation; Costumbrista writers on Black subjects; mulattoness

Chapter.  3033 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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