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Delaney's hero is a West Indian slave who travels throughout the South advocating revolution, and later becomes the general of a black insurrectory fore in Cuba. Blake hopes that, with rebellion in Cuba and the expulsion of all Americans, Cuba's model as a self-governed black state will ultimately precipitate the downfall of slavery in the United States. Focusing on the political and social issues of the 1850s slavery as an institution, Cuba as the prime interest of Southern expansionists, the practicality of militant slave revolution, and the possibilities of collective action "Blake "is one of the most revealing novels of its period."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807064191
ISBN-10: 080706419X
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 136mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1971
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Martin R. Delany

Martin R. Delaney (1812-85) has been called the father of American black nationalism, and his only novel, "Blake, "powerfully dramatizes his separatist philosophy."

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Blake; or, the Huts of America by Martin R. Delany

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