The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 (Black Studies and Critical Thinking 47 New edition)

The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 (Black Studies and Critical Thinking 47 New edition)

By: Kathryn R. Dungy (author)Paperback

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With the growing interest in the history of peoples of African descent in the Americas, narratives addressing regions outside of the United States are becoming increasingly popular. The Conceptualization of Race in Colonial Puerto Rico, 1800-1850 illuminates the role people of African descent played in the building of a Spanish Caribbean society during the social upheaval of the early nineteenth century. This examination of cultural tensions created by changing regional and national definitions and the fluidity of identity within these structures will appeal to those interested in colonial race issues, Africans in the Americas, and gender and race stratification. Kathryn R. Dungy uses gender, color, and class differences as lenses to understand a colonial society that was regulated by social relationships within Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the Americas. By examining slave and free status, color, gender, work, and immigration, she endeavors to stimulate current debate on issues of gender, color, nation, and empire, utilizing a unique population and culture in the Black Atlantic.

About Author

Kathryn R. Dungy is Assistant Professor of Caribbean and Latin American History at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont.

Contents

Contents: "People of Different Shades": An Examination of the Nineteenth-Century Population of Puerto Rico - A Changing World: The Atlantic World through the Eyes of Free People of Color - Living in Color: Native and Immigrant Free People of Color in Their Communities - Til Death Do Us Part: Engagement, Elopement, Marriage, and Widowhood - A Fusion of the Races: Free People of Color and the Growth of Puerto Rican Society.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433120428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 132
  • ID: 9781433120428
  • weight: 230
  • ISBN10: 1433120429
  • edition: New edition

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