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Black and blackness in Central America : between race and place

Author: Justin Wolfe; Lowell Gudmundson; Duke University.
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays recovering the forgotten and downplayed histories of blacks in Central America, demonstrating the centrality of African Americans to the regions history from the earliest colonial times to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Wolfe; Lowell Gudmundson; Duke University.
ISBN: 9780822348030 0822348039
OCLC Number: 912863196
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p.[353]-383.
Description: VIII, 406 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction / Lowell Gudmundson and Justin Wolfe 1Part I. Colonial Worlds of Slavery and Freedom Angolans in Amatitlan: Sugar, African Immigrants, and Gente Ladina in Colonial Guatemala / Paul Lokken 27Cacao and Slavery in Matina, Costa Rica, 1650-1750 / Russell Lohse 57Race and Place in Colonial Mosquitia, 1600-1787 / Karl H. Offen 92Slavery and Social Differentiation: Slave Wages in Omoa / Rina Caceres Gomez 130Becoming Free, Becoming Ladino: Slave Emancipation and Mestizaje in Colonial Guatemala / Catherine Komisaruk 150Part II. Nation Building and Reinscribing Race "The Cruel Whip": Race and Place in Nineteenth-Century Nicaragua / Justin Wolfe 177What Difference did Color Make? Blacks in the "White Towns" of Western Nicaragua in the 1880s / Lowell Gudmundson 209Race and the Space of Citizenship: The Mosquito Coast and the Place of Blackness and Indigeneity in Nicaragua / Juliet Hooker 246Eventually Alien: The Multigenerational Saga of British Western Indians in Central America, 1870-1940 / Lara Putnam 278White Zones: American Enclave Communities of Central America / Ronald Harpelle 307The Slow Ascent of the Marginalized: Afro-Descendents in Costa Rica and Nicaragua / Mauricio Melendez Obando 334Bibliography 353Contributors 385Index 389
Responsibility: edited by Lowel Gudmundson and Justin Wolfe.

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