Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution

Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution
Author: Marcela Echeverri
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781107084148
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Release: 2016-04-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marcela Echeverri draws a picture of the royalist region of Popayán (modern-day Colombia) that reveals deep chronological layers and multiple social and spatial textures. She uses royalism as a lens to rethink the temporal, spatial, and conceptual boundaries that conventionally structure historical narratives about the Age of Revolution.

Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution Reform

Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution  Reform
Author: Marcela Echeverri
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1316031667
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Rethinking the Age of Revolution

Rethinking the Age of Revolution
Author: Michael A. McDonnell
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781351857789
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Release: 2017-03-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the last twenty years, scholars have rushed to re-examine revolutionary experiences across the Atlantic, through the Americas, and, more recently, in imperial and global contexts. While Revolution has been a perennial favourite topic of national historians, a new generation of historians has begun to eschew traditional foundation narratives and embrace the insights of Atlantic and transnational history to re-examine what is increasingly called ‘the Age of Revolution’. This volume raises important questions about this new turn, and contributors pay particular attention to the hidden peoples and forces at work in this Revolutionary world. From Indian insurgents in Columbia and the Andes, to the terror exercised on the sailors and soldiers of imperial armies, and from Dutch radicals to Senegalese chiefs, these contributions reveal a new social history of the Age of Revolution that has sometimes been deliberately obscured from view. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

Landscapes of Freedom

Landscapes of Freedom
Author: Claudia Leal
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780816536740
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Landscapes of Freedom reconstructs the unusual postemancipation trajectory of African descendants on Colombia's Pacific coast, who attained high levels of autonomy by controlling rainforests for subsistence and procuring natural resources for export.

Free Communities of Color and the Revolutionary Caribbean

Free Communities of Color and the Revolutionary Caribbean
Author: Robert D. Taber,Charlton W. Yingling
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781351168984
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Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tumult of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions provided new opportunities for free communities of color in the Caribbean, yet the fact that much scholarship places an emphasis on a few remarkable individuals—who pursued their freedom and respectability in a high-profile manner—can mask as much as it reveals. Scholarship on these individuals focuses on themes of mobility and resilience, and can overlook more subversive motives, underrepresent individuals who remained in communities, and elide efforts by some to benefit from racial hierarchies. In these free communities, displays of social, cultural, and symbolic capitals often reinforced systemic continuity and complicated revolutionary-era tensions among the long-free, enslaved, and recently-freed. This book contains seven fascinating studies, which examine Haiti, Caracas, Cartagena, Charleston, Jamaica, France, the Netherlands Antilles, and the Swedish Caribbean. They explore how free communities of color deployed religion, literature, politics, fashion, the press, history, and the law in the Atlantic to defend their status, and at times define themselves against more marginalized groups in a rapidly changing world. This volume demonstrates that problems of belonging, difference, and hierarchy were central to the operation of Caribbean colonies. Without recalibrating scholarship to focus on this, we risk underappreciating how the varied motivations and ambitions of free people of color shaped the decline of empires and the formation of new states. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

Slave No More

Slave No More
Author: Aline Helg
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781469649641
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Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Commanding a vast historiography of slavery and emancipation, Aline Helg reveals as never before how significant numbers of enslaved Africans across the entire Western Hemisphere managed to free themselves hundreds of years before the formation of white-run abolitionist movements. Her sweeping view of resistance and struggle covers more than three centuries, from early colonization to the American and Haitian revolutions, Spanish American independence, and abolition in the British Caribbean. Helg not only underscores the agency of those who managed to become "free people of color" before abolitionism took hold but also assesses in detail the specific strategies they created and utilized. While recognizing the powerful forces supporting slavery, Helg articulates four primary liberation strategies: flight and marronage; manumission by legal document; military service, for men, in exchange for promised emancipation; and revolt—along with a willingness to exploit any weakness in the domination system. Helg looks at such actions at both individual and community levels and in the context of national and international political movements. Bringing together the broad currents of liberal abolitionism with an original analysis of forms of manumission and marronage, Slave No More deepens our understanding of how enslaved men, women, and even children contributed to the slow demise of slavery.

Free People of Color in the Spanish Atlantic

Free People of Color in the Spanish Atlantic
Author: Federica Morelli
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781000080896
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Release: 2020-05-30
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book grapples with the important contemporary question of the boundaries of citizenship and access to naturalization by analyzing a body of relevant juridical sources, dating from the end of the eighteenth century to the first half of the nineteenth century, concerning the free people of color in late colonial and early independent Spanish America. Their precarious status makes this group a privileged subject to examine the negotiation and formation of racial identity as well as the definition of citizenship requirements in colonial and post-colonial contexts. Based on archival material collected in Spain (Seville and Madrid) and Latin America (Mexico City, Bogotá, Quito, Lima and Buenos Aires), the book demonstrates that the access of free people of color to citizenship both in the late colonial and early independent period was not established by state authorities, but resulted from complex dynamics between the state and the local society.

Becoming Free Becoming Black

Becoming Free  Becoming Black
Author: Alejandro de la Fuente,Ariela J. Gross
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781108480642
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Release: 2020-01-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows that the law of freedom, not slavery, determined the way that race developed over time in three slave societies.

Freedom s Captives

Freedom s Captives
Author: Yesenia Barragan
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781108832328
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Release: 2021-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Freedom's Captives offers a compelling, narrative-driven history of the gradual abolition of slavery in the majority-black Colombian Pacific.

The European Seaborne Empires

The European Seaborne Empires
Author: Gabriel Paquette
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780300245271
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible survey of the history of European overseas empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries based on new scholarship In this thematic survey, Gabriel Paquette focuses on the evolution of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Dutch overseas empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He draws on recent advances in the field to examine their development, from efficacious forms of governance to coercive violence. Beginning with a narrative overview of imperial expansion that incorporates recent critiques of older scholarly approaches, Paquette then analyzes the significance of these empires, including their political, economic, and social consequences and legacies. He makes the multifaceted history of Europe’s globe-spanning empires in this crucial period accessible to new readers.

An Aqueous Territory

An Aqueous Territory
Author: Ernesto Bassi
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780822373735
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Release: 2016-12-02
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In An Aqueous Territory Ernesto Bassi traces the configuration of a geographic space he calls the transimperial Greater Caribbean between 1760 and 1860. Focusing on the Caribbean coast of New Granada (present-day Colombia), Bassi shows that the region's residents did not live their lives bounded by geopolitical borders. Rather, the cross-border activities of sailors, traders, revolutionaries, indigenous peoples, and others reflected their perceptions of the Caribbean as a transimperial space where trade, information, and people circulated, both conforming to and in defiance of imperial regulations. Bassi demonstrates that the islands, continental coasts, and open waters of the transimperial Greater Caribbean constituted a space that was simultaneously Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Danish, Anglo-American, African, and indigenous. Exploring the "lived geographies" of the region's dwellers, Bassi challenges preconceived notions of the existence of discrete imperial spheres and the inevitable emergence of independent nation-states while providing insights into how people envision their own futures and make sense of their place in the world.

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions
Author: Jane G. Landers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780674054165
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sailing the tide of a tumultuous era of Atlantic revolutions, a remarkable group of African-born and African-descended individuals transformed themselves from slaves into active agents of their lives and times. Through prodigious archival research, Jane Landers radically alters our vision of the breadth and extent of the Age of Revolution, and our understanding of its actors.

The Mexican Revolution s Wake

The Mexican Revolution s Wake
Author: Sarah Osten
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108415989
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Release: 2018-02-22
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Throughout the 1920s Mexico was rocked by attempted coups, assassinations, and popular revolts. Yet by the mid-1930s, the country boasted one of the most stable and durable political systems in Latin America. In the first book on party formation conducted at the regional level after the Mexican Revolution, Sarah Osten examines processes of political and social change that eventually gave rise to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which dominated Mexico's politics for the rest of the twentieth century. In analyzing the history of socialist parties in the southeastern states of Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco, and Yucatn, Osten demonstrates that these 'laboratories of revolution' constituted a highly influential testing ground for new political traditions and institutional structures. The Mexican Revolution's Wake shows how the southeastern socialists provided a blueprint for a new kind of party that struck calculated balances between the objectives of elite and popular forces, and between centralized authority and local autonomy.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight
Author: Erika Denise Edwards
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780817320362
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: University Alabama Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Details how African-descended women's societal, marital, and sexual decisions forever reshaped the racial makeup of Argentina Argentina promotes itself as a country of European immigrants. This makes it an exception to other Latin American countries, which embrace a more mixed--African, Indian, European--heritage. Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic traces the origins of what some white Argentines mischaracterize as a "black disappearance" by delving into the intimate lives of black women and explaining how they contributed to the making of a "white" Argentina. Erika Denise Edwards has produced the first comprehensive study in English of the history of African descendants outside of Buenos Aires in the late colonial and early republican periods, with a focus on how these women sought whiteness to better their lives and that of their children. Edwards argues that attempts by black women to escape the stigma of blackness by recategorizing themselves and their descendants as white began as early as the late eighteenth century, challenging scholars who assert that the black population drastically declined at the end of the nineteenth century because of the whitening or modernization process. She further contends that in Córdoba, Argentina, women of African descent (such as wives, mothers, daughters, and concubines) were instrumental in shaping their own racial reclassifications and destinies. This volume makes use of a wealth of sources to relate these women's choices. The sources consulted include city censuses and notarial and probate records that deal with free and enslaved African descendants; criminal, ecclesiastical, and civil court cases; marriages and baptisms records and newsletters. These varied sources provide information about the day-to-day activities of cordobés society and how women of African descent lived, formed relationships, thrived, and partook in the transformation of racial identities in Argentina.

More Auspicious Shores

More Auspicious Shores
Author: Caree A. Banton
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9781108429634
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a thorough examination of Afro-Barbadian migration to Liberia during the mid- to late nineteenth century.

Women in Colonial Latin America 1526 to 1806

Women in Colonial Latin America  1526 to 1806
Author: Anonim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781624667527
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Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This outstanding collection makes available for the first time a remarkable range of primary sources that will enrich courses on women as well as Latin American history more broadly. Within these pages are captivating stories of enslaved African and indigenous women who protest abuse; of women who defend themselves from charges of witchcraft, cross-dressing, and infanticide; of women who travel throughout the empire or are left behind by the men in their lives; and of women’s strategies for making a living in a world of cross-cultural exchanges. Jaffary and Mangan's excellent Introduction and annotations provide context and guide readers to think critically about crucial issues related to the intersections of gender with conquest, religion, work, family, and the law." —Sarah Chambers, University of Minnesota

Urban Slavery in Colonial Mexico

Urban Slavery in Colonial Mexico
Author: Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781108419819
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Release: 2018-03-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Focuses on enslaved families and their social networks in the city of Puebla de los Ángeles in seventeenth century colonial Mexico.

Spanish American Independence Movements A History in Documents

Spanish American Independence Movements  A History in Documents
Author: Wim Klooster
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781770487994
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Release: 2021-03-31
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The independence movements of Spanish America in the early nineteenth century constitute one of the main junctures in Latin American history. Not only did they put an end to Spanish colonialism in mainland America, they created the modern countries stretching from Mexico in the north to Chile and Argentina in the south. Spanish American Independence Movements sheds light on the complicated period from 1780-81, when Peru was rocked by Túpac Amaru’s revolt, through 1826, when independence fighters defeated the last Spanish forces in mainland America. Author Wim Klooster offers a rich and wide-ranging introduction to the period and provides primary documents—most appearing in English for the first time—that reveal not just the arguments and struggles of the rebels but also of those who remained loyal to Spain.

A Silver River in a Silver World

A Silver River in a Silver World
Author: David Freeman
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781108417495
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Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Illuminates Dutch participation in Latin-American colonial trade while revising the standard historical argument of illegal 'contraband' trading and 'corrupt' officials.

Afro Latin American Studies

Afro Latin American Studies
Author: Alejandro de la Fuente,George Reid Andrews
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781107177628
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Release: 2018-03-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the full range of humanities and social science scholarship on people of African descent in Latin America.