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Undoing Empire: Race and Nation in the Mulatto Caribbean

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This ambitious book brings to light the story of what Jose F. Buscaglia-Salgado terms mulataje--the ways Caribbean aesthetics offer the possibility of the ultimate erasure of racial difference. Undoing Empire gives a broad panorama stretching-from the complex politics of medieval Iberian societies to the beginning of direct U.S. hegemony in the Caribbean at the end of the nineteenth century. Buscaglia-Salgado begins with an examination of Washington Irving's "American Columbiad" as an act of historical and territorial plundering. He then traces the roots of mulatto society to the pre-1492 Iberian world, not only finding a connection between the Moors of "Old Spain" and the morenos--the blacks and mulattos of the New World--but also offering a profound critique of creole and imperial discourses. Buscaglia-Salgado reads the pursuit and contestation of what he terms the European Ideal in colonial texts, architecture, and paintings; then identifies the mulatto movement of "undoing" the Ideal in the wars that shook the nineteenth-century Caribbean from Haiti to Cuba, arguing that certain projects of national liberation have moved contrary to the historical claims to freedom in the mulatto world.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-322) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816635740
Author:
Buscaglia-salgado, Jose F.
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Author:
Buscaglia-Salgado, Jose F.
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
World - Post-Colonial Studies
Subject:
Self-determination, National
Subject:
Antilles, Greater
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Caribbean Area Race relations.
Subject:
Racially mixed people--Race identity
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
[v. 4]
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 halftones
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 x 0.8 in

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