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Between Anti-Haitianism and Anti-imperialism: Haitian and Cuban Political Collaborations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Between Anti-Haitianism and Anti-imperialism: Haitian and Cuban Political Collaborations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Chapter:
(p.54) 2 Between Anti-Haitianism and Anti-imperialism: Haitian and Cuban Political Collaborations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Source:
Haiti and the Americas
Author(s):
Matthew Casey
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.003.0003

This chapter examines the manifestations of anti-Haitianism in the nineteenth and early twentieth century in Cuba. It considers two instances when political activists, motivated by their opposition to imperialism, circumvented these ideologies. The first occurred during Cuba’s initial independence war against Spain (1868–78), when Cuban exiles organized in Port-au-Prince and other Haitian cities with assistance from the Haitian government. The second was on Cuban soil, when Haitian migrants in Cuba formed a branch of l’Union Patriotique, an organization originally founded in Port-au-Prince to protest the U.S. military occupation of Haiti (1915–34).

Keywords:   Cuba, political activists, imperialism, Spain, independence war, l’Union Patriotique

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