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  • Blake
  • Written by Martin R. Delany
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780807064191
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Blake

or; The Huts of America

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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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"A fascinating political and social document." – The New York Review of Books

 

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