Reviewed by David Luis-Brown in The America Historical Review
“Gerald Horne’s Race to Revolution: The United States and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow charts the intersecting histories of African descended populations in Cuba and the United States. Horne begins with the age of slavery, when U.S. citizens from the North and South owned thousands of slaves in Cuba, and an illegal slave trade from Cuba into the United States thrived. The second half of the book narrates the Jim Crow era, in which the United States attempted to impose racial segregation in Cuba, jazz emerged as a product of cross-straits collaboration, and Communists attacked U.S. racism….
This indispensable book represents transnational history at its best: it not only illuminates the cross-national personal exchanges and flows of capital, migration and travel, as well as political systems and social movements, it also casts a new light on the national histories of Cuba and the United States, entangled in a crushingly uneven embrace.”
Read the entire review here: The American Historical Review-2015-Luis-Brown-1454-5