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[PDF] Cuban Confederate Colonel Download

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Author: Antonio Rafael De la Cova
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570034961
Size: 64.66 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 537
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Cuban Confederate Colonel

by Antonio Rafael De la Cova, Cuban Confederate Colonel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuban Confederate Colonel books, In doing so, de la Cova sheds new light on the connections between Southern and Cuban society, the workings of coastal defenses during the Civil War, and the vicissitudes of Reconstruction for a Cuban expatriate."--Jacket.


[PDF] Ambrosio Jos Gonzales Download

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Author: Antonio Rafael De la Cova
Publisher:
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Size: 38.37 MB
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Category : Confederate States of America
Languages : en
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Ambrosio Jos Gonzales

by Antonio Rafael De la Cova, Ambrosio Jos Gonzales Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ambrosio Jos Gonzales books,


[PDF] Cubans In The Confederacy Download

Cubans in the Confederacy PDF
Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786409761
Size: 18.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 259
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Cubans In The Confederacy

by Phillip Thomas Tucker, Cubans In The Confederacy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cubans In The Confederacy books, The role of Cubans in the American Civil War is seldom appreciated. This work is the first to provide a close look at the often distinguished services they performed. Although Cubans are recorded in the rosters of both Union and Confederate forces, Cuban ties with the Confederacy were particularly strong, partly because Cuban patriots fighting for liberation from Spain tended to identify with the Southern cause as a revolutionary struggle. This work will focus on the biographies of three Cubans who served the Confederate army in the War Between the States. Darryl E. Brock offers a detailed portrait of Jose Agustin Quintero, who served as the South's most effective diplomat. Michel Wendell Stevens writes on Ambrosio Jose Gonzales, who rose to the rank of colonel and served some of the Confederacy's best-known generals. Finally, Richard Hall provides an intimate sketch of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a soldier and spy for the Confederacy who infiltrated (as a double agent) the operations of Northern spymaster Lafayette C. Baker.


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Author: Antonio Rafael De la Cova
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570036729
Size: 10.52 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 391
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The Moncada Attack

by Antonio Rafael De la Cova, The Moncada Attack Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Moncada Attack books, The account of Fidel Castro's rise to power is not complete without mention of the failed atacks of July 26, 1953, on the Cuban army garrisons at Moncada and Bayamo. This text views this initial overthrow attempt as a propaganda victory that marked the start of Castro's ascent to national power.


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Author: Antonio Rafael de la Cova
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611176573
Size: 76.53 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Colonel Henry Theodore Titus

by Antonio Rafael de la Cova, Colonel Henry Theodore Titus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Colonel Henry Theodore Titus books, Henry Theodore Titus (1822–1881) was the quintessential adventurer, soldier of fortune, and small-time entrepreneur, a man for whom any frontier—geographical, cultural, social—was an opportunity for advancement. Although born in Trenton, New Jersey, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Titus bore no allegiance to his native soil or the Yankee values of his ancestors. In the 1850s he became a staunch defender of southern slavery, United States expansionism into the Caribbean Basin, and ultimately the Confederacy’s war of disunion. In Colonel Henry Theodore Titus, the first full-length biography of Titus, Antonio Rafael de la Cova reveals a man whose life and adventures offer glimpses into nineteenth-century America not often examined; these indicate the extent to which personal and collective violence, racial prejudice, and moral ambiguities shaped the country at the time. Belligerent, intemperate, egomaniacal, and of imposing stature, Titus was the bête noire of the abolitionist press. Despite his northern roots, he became a caricature of the southern braggart and frontier opportunist. National newspapers followed his reckless exploits during most of his adult life. Titus fought brawls in the saloons of luxury hotels and narrowly escaped the hangman’s noose as a Border Ruffian leader in Bleeding Kansas, a Nicaraguan firing squad as a filibuster, and death in a Comanche ambush in Texas. He nearly prompted an international incident between the United States and Great Britain when he was arrested in Nicaragua for threatening to shoot a British naval officer and disparaging the queen of England. The colonel was jailed in New York City for disorderly conduct and trying “to organize the desperate classes for a riot.” During his lifetime Titus held more than a dozen occupations, including sawmill owner, postal inspector, soldier of fortune, grocer, planing mill salesman, farmer, slave overseer, turtler, bartender, land speculator, and hotel keeper. He pursued silver mining in the Gadsden Purchase portion of the Arizona Territory where his brother was killed and their hacienda destroyed by Apaches. Despite his violent character and his pro-Confederate values, Titus was politically savvy. He did not take up arms during the Civil War. After a brief stint as assistant quartermaster in the Florida militia, he returned to civilian life and sold foodstuffs and slave labor to the Confederacy. Florida Reconstruction governors later appointed him as notary public and justice of the peace. Rheumatism and gout kept Titus bound to a wheelchair during the last few years of his life when he became an avid civic leader. His greatest legacy was ironically his most benign. Borrowing today’s equivalent income value sum of half a million dollars, he established a grocery store and a sawmill in a hardscrabble Florida frontier settlement that became the city of Titusville, the county seat of Brevard County and tourist gateway to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.


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Author: Loreta Janeta Velazquez
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299194246
Size: 12.27 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 606
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The Woman In Battle

by Loreta Janeta Velazquez, The Woman In Battle Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Woman In Battle books, A Cuban woman who moved to New Orleans in the 1850s and eloped with her American lover, Loreta Janeta Velazquez fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy as the cross-dressing Harry T. Buford. As Buford, she single-handedly organized an Arkansas regiment; participated in the historic battles of Bull Run, Balls Bluff, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh; romanced men and women; and eventually decided that spying as a woman better suited her Confederate cause than fighting as a man. In the North, she posed as a double agent and worked to traffic information, drugs, and counterfeit bills to support the Confederate cause. She was even hired by the Yankee secret service to find "the woman . . . traveling and figuring as a Confederate agent"--Velazquez herself. Originally published in 1876 as The Woman in Battle, this Civil War narrative offers Velazquez's seemingly impossible autobiographical account, as well as a new critical introduction and glossary by Jesse Alemán. Scholars are divided between those who read the book as a generally honest autobiography and those who read it as mostly fiction. According to Alemán's critical introduction, the book also reads as pulp fiction, spy memoir, seduction narrative, travel literature, and historical account, while it mirrors the literary conventions of other first-person female accounts of cross-dressing published in the United States during wartime, dating back to the Revolutionary War. Whatever the facts are, this is an authentic Civil War narrative, Alemán concludes, that recounts how war disrupts normal gender roles, redefines national borders, and challenges the definition of identity.


[PDF] Cuban Studies 35 Download

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Author: Lisandro Prez
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822970910
Size: 34.33 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Cuban Studies 35

by Lisandro Prez, Cuban Studies 35 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuban Studies 35 books, Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.


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Author: Lisandro Pérez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814767281
Size: 22.79 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Sugar Cigars And Revolution

by Lisandro Pérez, Sugar Cigars And Revolution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sugar Cigars And Revolution books, Winner, 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history Honorable Mention, 2019 CASA Literary Prize for Studies on Latinos in the United States, given by La Casa de las Américas The dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York. More than one hundred years before the Cuban Revolution of 1959 sparked an exodus that created today’s prominent Cuban American presence, Cubans were settling in New York City in what became largest community of Latin Americans in the nineteenth-century Northeast. This book brings this community to vivid life, tracing its formation and how it was shaped by both the sugar trade and the long struggle for independence from Spain. New York City’s refineries bought vast quantities of raw sugar from Cuba, ultimately creating an important center of commerce for Cuban émigrés as the island tumbled into the tumultuous decades that would close out the century and define Cuban nationhood and identity. New York became the primary destination for Cuban émigrés in search of an education, opportunity, wealth, to start a new life or forget an old one, to evade royal authority, plot a revolution, experience freedom, or to buy and sell goods. While many of their stories ended tragically, others were steeped in heroism and sacrifice, and still others in opportunism and mendacity. Lisandro Pérez beautifully weaves together all these stories, showing the rise of a vibrant and influential community. Historically rich and engrossing, Sugar, Cigars, and Revolution immerses the reader in the riveting drama of Cuban New York. Lisandro Pérez analyzes the major forces that shaped the community, but also tells the stories of individuals and families that made up the fabric of a little-known immigrant world that represents the origins of New York City's dynamic Latino presence.


[PDF] Cuban Studies 26 Download

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Author: Jorge I. Dominguez
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822970446
Size: 28.21 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Cuban Studies 26

by Jorge I. Dominguez, Cuban Studies 26 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuban Studies 26 books, Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.


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Author: Jorge A. Marbán
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460237021
Size: 20.42 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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Confederate Patriot Journalist And Poet

by Jorge A. Marbán , Confederate Patriot Journalist And Poet Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Confederate Patriot Journalist And Poet books, José Agustín Quintero (1829-1885) was a Cuban American from New Orleans, Louisiana who skillfully and energetically represented the Confederacy in northeastern Mexico during the Civil War. This dynamic multilingual leader helped coordinate the defensive plans necessary to protect the Texas border and insure the procurement of war material and provisions vital to the Southern Army. He is a relatively unknown but fascinating figure in many ways: a native of Cuba who participated in his country’s struggle for independence against Spain, an outstanding writer of Cuban patriotic poetry, and an American who was highly respected and recognized for his legal and journalistic accomplishments, as well as his significant diplomatic contributions to the Southern Cause. This is the story of a man of extraordinary culture, an extremely intelligent, capable, and determined immigrant who believed passionately in a cause and dedicated much of his short life to it.