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2019 NEH Summer Institute, The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa: “José Martí and the Nature of Cuban Independence” with John Tone

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dc.contributor.author Tone, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-13T14:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-13T14:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11868/804
dc.identifier.uri https://youtu.be/uXzpxARZmlY
dc.description Please click on YouTube Video link above to stream the presentation. en_US
dc.description.abstract Cubans and Spaniards fought a particularly brutal war from 1895 to 1898 that left 45,288 dead Spanish soldiers and as many as 170,000 Cuban dead, the vast majority of them civilians. Disease produced almost all of the deaths on the Spanish side, but the actions and policies of both the Cubans and the Spanish caused the vast majority of Cuban deaths. For this reason, some have characterized what happened in Cuba as genocide. This presentation will discuss the nature of the warfare in Cuba, paying particular attention to the role that José Martí played. Martí's skill as an organizer and propagandist were decisive in producing American intervention, which Cuban patriots both encouraged and feared. The tragic death of Martí in the early days of the conflict was also crucial, as it cleared the way for the unimpeded pursuit of total war by Máximo Gómez, whom Martí had opposed. The burnt earth policy of Gómez, in turn, paved the way for the even more destructive Spanish response known as Reconcentration. Cuba became independent, eventually, at the end of all of this destruction, but the island had been transformed into something Martí would scarcely have recognized. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The University of Tampa en_US
dc.subject Martí, José, 1853-1895 en_US
dc.subject Cuban War of Independence en_US
dc.subject Gómez, Máximo, 1836-1905 en_US
dc.subject Spanish-American War en_US
dc.subject Guerra de Independencia cubana en_US
dc.subject Genocide en_US
dc.subject Reconcentration
dc.title 2019 NEH Summer Institute, The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa: “José Martí and the Nature of Cuban Independence” with John Tone en_US
dc.title.alternative José Martí and the Immigrant Communities of Florida in Cuban Independence and the Dawn of the American Century en_US
dc.type Video en_US


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