Thursday November 20th, 2014, 9:08 pm (EST)

Events with Gerald Horne in Los Angeles

Race to Revolution

Join Gerald Horne, author of Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow, at these upcoming events in Los Angeles, California!

Friday, 7 November, 7 PM
Book signing at Eso Won Bookstore
4327 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90008

Saturday, 8 November, Noon to 3PM
“Black Brown Unity Event”
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Sponsored, inter alia, by Pacifica Radio, KPFK-FM

Gerald Horne will also be discussing two of his other books, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the U.S.A. (NYU Press, 2014) and Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 (NYU Press, 2005)

Praise for Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow:

“In his pathbreaking book, Gerald Horne reveals how the histories of Cuba and the United States, from the slave trade to Jim Crow and the Cold War, have always been closer and more turbulent than the ninety miles separating them across the Straits of Florida. Indeed, one cannot possibly understand the journey from bondage to freedom in America without wrestling with its consequences for the people of African descent in Cuba. Their story is our story, and thanks to Horne, we can now study its flow in a single, and profound, narrative.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

429 pages
Paper ISBN: 978-1-58367-445-1
Cloth ISBN: 978-1-58367-446-8
June 2014
Also available as an e-book

Read an excerpt online

Price: $29.00

“An important intellectual event … Hopefully, someone will discover over there, in the capital of the Empire, these works by Professor Horne. And may they find time to read them.”—Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, former ambassador of Cuba to the United Nations and president of Cuba’s National Assembly

“Gerald Horne is one of our most original historians.”—Ishmael Reed, John D. MacArthur Fellow

“Gerald Horne’s epic history will help many readers understand the special relationship between slavery, African Americans, and Cuba over the centuries. Horne continues in the deep tradition of Frederick Douglass, who described Cuba as ‘the great western slave mart of the world.’ Horne is in the forefront of historians laboring to revise the entire story of the Americas until the broken pieces are mended.”—Tom Hayden, author, Inspiring Participatory Democracy

“Horne offers new insights and thoughtful analysis of the comparative and at time complementary circumstances of slavery and racial animus in Cuba and the United States, and in the process reveals a new dimension to the complexities of the Cuba-U.S. problematic. Race to Revolution is a very much welcome and important contribution to the scholarship on the workings of trans-national systems.”—Louis A. Pérez, Jr., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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