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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 26. 1872. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1992.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 26. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1992

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Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament
Alternative Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament. (Debate in the Cortes.); Extracts from speeches made by Senores Diaz Quintero, Benot, Salmeron and others
Contributor (Local)
  • Macías, Juan M.
Publisher Anglo-American Times Press
Date 1872
Description Contributor roles: Macías, Juan Manuel (editor)
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Cuba
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages; 21 cm
Original Item Location F1785.M16 1872
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304410~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript 24 wise, when slavery is discussed ? Is it possible to speak otherwise when we see how Espanolismo and patriotism are bandied about and trafficked in when colonial questions are in hand ? I, who desire not only to censure what I condemn, but also to point out the reforms which I think desirable, do not come before you to propose this or that, in the interests of patriotism, nor in the interests of trade, to propose to traffic in human blood, and maintain the shameful servitude of our misnamed Colonial provinces. I come in the name of right, for the welfare of the colonies, and for the sake of our own* honour, to ask you to hasten at once to abolish slavery without indemnity ; to say to Cuba that you give them these reforms of your own accord ; that our soldiers carry at their bayonet points liberty for the blacks, who uphold and help the insurrection. Grant to the Cubans the assurance that in future they shall live like a free people, at liberty to unite their destinies with those of Spain, which henceforward should have no other wish than to seek to educate them and fit them for the noble life of modern civilization. If you do this you will have deserved well of justice, and your names will be revered in history ; but if you do not, and continue from day to day breaking your pledges, not only will the power of Spain be handed to our posterity grieviously diminished, but you will make your name hateful and hated in the new world. And this consummation, gentlemen, instead of Spain aspiring to be the organ of Latin-America in the old continent, and bringing hither word of the democratic institutions only possible in thosecountries which have obtained their independence by breaking the bonds of Monarchy ; instead of contributing more than any of the nations of Europe to prepare the union and alliance of the two continents, whereby we might in time say to America, " Our errors and faults are now expiated ; we oppressed and plundered you, and our power decayed, your civil discords being still standing condemnation of our rule, but henceforwardwewill workmorethaneverto spread amongst you European civilization, and bv thus sowing liberty and culture in an hitherto proscribed race, we shall emulate the Anglo-Saxons in contributing to the aggrandizement of the new continent, where a high community of peoples prepares a more elevated civilization." This is in reality our mission in America, and know, ye Ministers of the, Government, that he who serves only the sordid interests of the moment, and sacrifices the future of humanity for the sake of the present generation, is, and will ever be, unworthy the great name of statesman, which is only deserved by those who, inspired by great principles, impel the progress of peoples, prepare for the unity of nations, and leave a ray of light through all history. What do you leave but a smear of blood by the insurrection, and a horrible stain by slavery. In the Congress, 10th October. 1872, Senor Sanroma, after an eloquent speech on the position of parties in the Antilles, said, in reference to constant attacks and accusations made against the Radical party by