|Title: ||Ciudadanía y autonomismo en Cuba. Antonio Govín (1847-1914).|
|Authorship: ||Sappez, Delphine|
|Edition: ||1 (2016)|
|Price: || 8,60 €|
|Support: ||e-Book - PDF|
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The construction of nationality in a colony as unusual as Cuba during the nineteenth century, with numerous slaves and a renewed presence of population of Spanish origin, subjected to a regime of military government at a time when a constitutional system was established in the metropolis, was a complex task. It took multiple and contradictory forms, one of which was expressed in the autonomy developed from 1878, when the cycle of insurrectional nationalism was considered to be complete.
The movement was stigmatised by authors who never left the trenches of ‘98 and was used in a partial way in the twentieth century by those who sought to justify new forms of dependency. Only the analysis of the major political figure Antonio Govín in the period from 1878 to 1898 allows us to understand such a rich and contradictory phenomenon. General secretary of the Krause-inspired Liberal Autonomist Party, grand master of the Cuban Freemasons and a prominent jurist, he worked hard for the independence of Cuban freemasonry, science and culture.
Vídeo entrevista a Delphine per Jose Antonio Piqueras