Subject: History / Caribbean & West Indies / General

Subject: History / Caribbean & West Indies / General

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Dividing Hispaniola

|9780822963790|The Dominican Republic’s Border Campaign against Haiti, 1930-1961| The island of Hispaniola is split by a border that divides the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This border has been historically contested and largely porous. Dividing Hispaniola is a study of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo’s scheme, during the mid-twentieth century, to create and reinforce a buffer zone on this border through the establishment of state institutions and an ideological campaign against what was considered an encroaching black, inferior, and bellicose Haitian state. The success of this program relied on convincing Dominicans that regardless of their actual color, whiteness was synonymous with Dominican…

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The Meaning Of Freedom

|9780822954798|Economics, Politics, and Culture after Slavery|In this interdisciplinary study, scholars consider the aftermath of slavery, focusing on Caribbean societies and the southern United States. What was the nature and impact of slave emancipation? Did the change in legal status conceal underlying continuities in American plantation societies? Was there a common postemancipation pattern of economic development? How did emancipation affect the politics and culture of race and class? This comparative study addresses precisely these types of questions as it makes a significant contribution to a new a growing field.| Frank McGlynn Seymour Drescher| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Caribbean &…

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The Conquest of History

|9780822959908|Spanish Colonialism and National Histories in the Nineteenth Century| As Spain rebuilt its colonial regime in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines after the Spanish American revolutions, it turned to history to justify continued dominance. The metropolitan vision of history, however, always met with opposition in the colonies. The Conquest of History examines how historians, officials, and civic groups in Spain and its colonies forged national histories out of the ruins and relics of the imperial past. By exploring controversies over the veracity of the Black Legend, the location of Christopher Columbus’s mortal remains, and the survival of indigenous cultures,…

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To Hell With Paradise

|9780822958239|A History Of The Jamaican Tourist Industry| In the course of the nineteenth century, Jamaica transformed itself from a pestilence-ridden “white man’s graveyard” to a sun-drenched tourist paradise. Deftly combining economics with political and cultural history, Frank Fonda Taylor examines this puzzling about-face and explores the growth of the tourist industry into the 1990s. He argues that the transformations in image and reality were not accidental or due simply to nature’s bounty. They were the result of a conscious decision to develop this aspect of Jamaica’s economy. Jamaican tourism emerged formally at an international exhibition held on the island in…

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Societies After Slavery

|9780822958482|A Select Annotated Bibliography of Printed Sources on Cuba, Brazil, British Colonial Africa, South A|One of the massive transformations that took place in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the movement of millions of people from the status of slaves to that of legally free men, women, and children. Societies after Slavery provides thousands of entries and rich scholarly annotations, making it the definitive resource for scholars and students engaged in research on postemancipation societies in the Americas and Africa.| Rebecca J. Scott Thomas C. Holt Frederick Cooper Aims McGuinness| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Caribbean & West…

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