Includes bibliographical references (p. -287) and index
Introduction: worse than Aponte -- The present time period is very delicate: Cuban slavery and the changing Atlantic world, 1750-1850 -- Nothing worse in the world than to be a slave: slaves and free people of color in early nineteenth-century Cuba -- Organizing the rebellion: the overlapping worlds of the militia and the Cabildos de Nacion -- Burn the plantations: the Cuban Aponte Rebellion(s) of 1812 -- Vanquish the arrogance of our enemies: emancipation rumors and rebellious royalism -- Conclusion: plaques of loyalty: the legacy of the Aponte Rebellion -- Appendix: Biographical database of the Aponte rebels.
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