Author Aisha K. Finch talks to Herman Bennett, Professor of History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, about her book, Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844, which is the winner of our first ever Harriet Tubman Prize.
In Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba, published by The University of North Carolina Press, the jury of the Harriet Tubman Prize saw a “nuanced, deeply researched, and precisely rendered” account of the events. “With a textured reading of the gendered dynamics of the revolt, based on voluminous judicial documents, and a penetrating analysis of the broader social and political consequences of the uprising and its brutal repression, Rethinking Slave Rebellion is both timely and timeless, sure to take its place among the great works on Atlantic World slavery.”
Aisha K. Finch is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and her book, Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844, is the winner of the 2016 Harriet Tubman Book Prize.
Herman Bennett is Professor of History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Colonial Blackness: A History of Afro-Mexico (Indiana University Press, 2009) and Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570–1640 (Indiana University Press, 2003).
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