With complex colonial histories of indigenous genocide, bondage, exploitative extraction and class/colour stratification, the Caribbean has long been a site for imagining the meaning(s) of freedom. This section features strong materials on Cuban Socialism, Black Power, The Haitian Revolution, The Grenadian Revolution, Hispanic Independence Movements, Anglophone Independence Movements and Popular Culture (music, carnival and dance).
The history of the Maroons: from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierra Leone : including the expedition to Cuba, for the purpose of procuring Spanish chasseurs, and the state of the island of Jamaica for the last ten years… by R. C. Dallas. 1803 http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b1674347~S4
Materials on the independence movements of the Hispanic Caribbean and The Confederación Antillana, an attempted regional federation that sought to ensure the sovereignty of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Hispanic Caribbean independence movements and The Confederación Antillana
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 1979 Los sobrevivientes [feature film] / Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica [members of the aristocratic Orozco family in aftermath of Castro's revolution ‘revert to more rudimentary relationships’] http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b3021562~S24