Prof. Scott focuses on the study of the role of former slaves in the Cuban War of Independence, in light of the avoidance of the theme of race within this war in Cuban historiography. She discusses reasons for the silence on race issues, and for the historic construction of the "myth" of racial equality in this era.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Scott, Rebecca J. "The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory: The Role of Former Slaves in the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98)." In Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar, edited by F. X. Blouin Jr and W. G. Rosenberg, 280-90. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. (Originally published under the same title in New W. Indian Guide 76, no. 3/4 (2002): 191-210.)