José Martí, Mentor of the Cuban Nation

By John M. Kirk | Go to book overview

2. Origins of a Political Career

José Julián Martí y Pérez was born in Havana on January 28, 1853, the son of two peninsulares (literally, born in the peninsula of Spain) of humble birth, Mariano Martí and Leonor Pérez. During his short but extremely full life, José Martí managed to accomplish far more than most men, fighting for many years to instill a sense of patriotic dignity in his corevolutionaries, while steadfastly encouraging them to liberate (in the fullest sense of the term) their patria. When Martí's life was cut tragically short in 1895, much still remained to be done in Cuba, but at least the path along which the process would follow had been blazed. As this study will reveal, the basic plans for the program of liberation had been carefuly outlined by Martí, a liberation of which he himself was certain, as he noted the very month in which he was killed in a skirmish with a party of Spanish troops:

I know how to disappear. But I know too that my ideas will not disappear, and that I will not grow bitter with this temporary neglect. As soon as our ideas have taken shape, action will be taken -- whether it be my destiny, or someone else's. ( XX, 163)

Ironically Martí's father had come to Cuba as a sergeant in the Spanish army and for the majority of his life served with various official peacekeeping bodies on the island. Obviously don Mariano's official position, as well as his firm allegiance to the Spanish crown, were both unacceptable to the young Martí. In fact, in order to understand properly the original motivation for his extraor

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Preface ix
  • I- Historical Analysis Of Martí Studies 1
  • 1- from Místico To Revolutionary 3
  • II- the Molding Of a Visionary It 19
  • 2- Origins of A Political Career 21
  • 3. Evolution of Sociopolitical Thought 41
  • Iii. the Envisioned Patria 63
  • 4. Political System 65
  • 5. Moral Foundation 86
  • 6. Social Structure 106
  • 7. Economic Policies 132
  • Conclusion 153
  • Chronology 157
  • Notes 163
  • Bibliography 181
  • Index 199
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