Kansas Bleeds into Cuba | Reading Territory: Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State | North Carolina Scholarship Online (2024)

Reading Territory: Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State

Kathryn Walkiewicz

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2023

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9781469672977

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9781469672953

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Reading Territory: Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State

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Walkiewicz, Kathryn, 'Kansas Bleeds into Cuba', Reading Territory: Indigenous and Black Freedom, Removal, and the Nineteenth-Century State (Chapel Hill, NC, 2023; online edn, North Carolina Scholarship Online, 23 May 2024), https://doi.org/10.5149/northcarolina/9781469672953.003.0004, accessed 10 July 2024.

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Chapter 3 turns to the 1850s campaigns for Kansas’s and Cuba’s statehood, unpacking some of the ways statehood posited Black freedom as a rationale for state-making. In particular, I look at the writings of Martin Delany, John Brougham’s play El Filibustero!, and John Brown’s Black statehood proposal. Kansas, formerly part of Indian Territory, became a state. Yet the United States maintained a more unusual relationship with Cuba, “read” by the US government and the press as a less amendable geopolitical space for the US imperial project. As I discuss at some length in earlier chapters, statehood and states’ rights were key colonial tactics for systematically delegitimizing and further discrediting Indigenous a priori land rights, and “reading” Kansas and Cuba together brings these truths to the fore. In the case of “Bleeding Kansas” sectional violence in the 1850s, popular sovereignty was staged as a fight over Black freedom, but in the end, statehood consolidated white male possessive power.

Keywords: Albery Albert Whitman, Bleeding Kansas, Cuba, El Filibustero, John Brougham, Martin Delany

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History of the Americas

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