Mulatto Republic (BOK)

April J. Mayes

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"Impels the reader to not lean solely on the crutch of Dominican anti-Haitianism in order to understand Dominican identity and state formation. Mayes proves that there was a multitude of factors that sharpen our knowledge of the development of race and nation in the Dominican Republic."--Millery Polyne, author of "From Douglass to Duvalier" "A fascinating book. Mayes discusses the roots of anti-Haitianism, the Dominican elite, and the ways in which race and nation have been intertwined in the history of the Dominican Republic. What emerges is a very interesting and engaging social history."--Kimberly Eison Simmons, author of "Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic" The Dominican Republic was once celebrated as a mulatto racial paradise. Now the island nation is idealized as a white, Hispanic nation, having abandoned its many Haitian and black influences. The possible causes of this shift in ideologies between popular expressions of Dominican identity and official nationalism has long been debated by historians, political scientists, and journalists.In "The Mulatto Republic," April Mayes looks at the many ways Dominicans define themselves through race, skin color, and culture. She explores significant historical factors and events that have led the nation, for much of the twentieth century, to favor privileged European ancestry and Hispanic cultural norms such as the Spanish language and Catholicism.Mayes seeks to discern whether contemporary Dominican identity is a product of the Trujillo regime--and, therefore, only a legacy of authoritarian rule--or is representative of a nationalism unique to an island divided into two countries long engaged with each other in ways that are sometimes cooperative and at other times conflicted. Her answers enrich and enliven an ongoing debate.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter April J. Mayes
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780813049199
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history