"En Plena Libertad y Democracia": Negros Brujos and the Social Question, 1904-1919

Title"En Plena Libertad y Democracia": Negros Brujos and the Social Question, 1904-1919
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBronfman, A
JournalHispanic American Historical Review
Volume82
Pagination549-587
ISBN Number0018-2168
KeywordsBlack history, Crime, RACE, Society
Abstract

The deaths of Zoila and Boucourt in a moment of republican fragility precipitated the creation of enduring links between the "science of race" and the "science of crime" in early 20th century Cuba. By looking at the ways these ideas circulated in the press, in printed material meant for lay and scientific readers, and in legal contexts, Bronfman tries to render concretely some of the dynamics at play in the making of race.