Bookshelf test

When colonial Spanish officials searched Aponte’s workshop, in the Guadalupe neighborhood just beyond Havana’s city walls, they found his “book of paintings,” loose leaf images and documents, and also a small library. The library contained thirteen books, and notaries recorded their names into the trial record. The spines of the books above include some of those names. Other names reflect further identification by scholars Stephan Palmié and Jorge Pavez Ojeda. (Palmié’s commentary comes from his Wizards and Scientists: Exploration in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition, and Pavez Ojeda’s comes from his transcription of the trial record and related documents.) For more information on each book, click on the book’s spine.