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Film, Video Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba

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Title

  • Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba

Summary

  • Discussing his new book, David Sartorius explored the relationship between political allegiance and race in 19th-century Cuba. Challenging assumptions that loyalty to the Spanish empire was the exclusive province of the white Cuban elite, he examines the free and enslaved people of African descent who actively supported colonialism. By claiming loyalty, many black and mulatto Cubans attained some degree of social mobility, legal freedom, and political inclusion in a world where hierarchy and inequality were the fundamental lineaments of colonial subjectivity. Sartorius explores Cuba's battlefields, plantations, and meeting halls to consider the goals and limits of loyalty. In the process, he makes a bold call for fresh perspectives on imperial ideologies of race and on the rich political history of the African diaspora.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Hispanic Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2014-04-30.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Government, World Affairs

Notes

  • -  Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
  • -  Classification: Political Science.
  • -  Classification: Social Sciences.
  • -  David Sartorius.
  • -  Recorded on 2014-04-30.
  • -  Librarians, Archivists.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021689400

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Hispanic Division. Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30, 2014. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689400/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Hispanic Division, S. B. (2014) Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689400/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Hispanic Division. Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30, 2014. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021689400/>.