The Journal of Caribbean History: Volume 39, Issue 2

Article 2
Revolts Among Enslaved Africans in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A New Look to an Old Problem

Manuel Barcia


This article addresses revolts among enslaved Africans and other movements in which enslaved persons participated during the first half of the nineteenth century in western Cuba. By analysing the aims, characteristics and ethnic composition of the insurgents the study highlights some important issues and offers new conclusions about the meaning and symbolism of what has have often been called “slave rebellions”.