José Martí is the subject of countless studies from a wide variety of disciplines. Martí was a patriot, an exile, a prolific author, and a commentator on US life and policies in the 1880s and 1890s. His profile as Cuba's national hero and as a figure whose political legacy endures has prompted heated debate between Cuba and its exile community. His outsize role in Latin American history and literature ensures that many studies of his life and works begin with a ready-made agenda or a desire to recast, revise, or retranslate his words, not always successfully. This work is a welcome departure; its vision is fresh. Like Koichi Hagimoto's 2013 Between Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Intercolonial Alliance and Cuban scholar Cintio Vitier and Japanese writer Daisaku Ikeda's José Martí, Cuban Apostle: A Dialogue of the same year, Armando García de la Torre's new study situates Martí's significance in a...
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Book Review| August 01 2017
José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence
José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence. By García de la Torre, Armando.
University of the West Indies Press,
2015. , $30.00.
Hispanic American Historical Review (2017) 97 (3): 553–555.
Anne Fountain; José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2017; 97 (3): 553–555. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-3934072
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