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Andrew Jackson in Florida, 1814-1821: forging his legacy (Book)
Title: Andrew Jackson in Florida, 1814-1821: forging his legacy
Editor: Johnson, Sherry
Editor: Cusick, James G.
Abstract: Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial figures in Florida history. He invaded Pensacola, the capital of Spanish-controlled Florida, during the War of 1812. He was commander of military operations during the First Seminole War, and his Indian Removal policies sparked the Second Seminole War. He briefly served as the first territorial governor of Florida. No other person is more closely associated with the "Americanization" of Florida and its transformation from Spanish borderland to Deep South frontier. Jackson's military expeditions ended both Spanish and Native American control over Florida's Big Bend and Panhandle areas. From his own time to the present, opinion is divided on whether he deserves praise or condemnation for his actions. This book includes scholarly perspectives previously published in the Florida Historical Quarterly, important primary source documents from Jackson's time, and new original analysis from contemporary scholars reflecting upon Jackson's legacy.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Florida Historical Society Press
Type: Edited Volume
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Declarar la independencia ?b la evolución de la independencia centroamericana, 1821-1864 (Article)
Title: Declarar la independencia ?b la evolución de la independencia centroamericana, 1821-1864
Author: Dym, Jordana
Abstract: Al parecer, tras la secesión de un territorio, no bastan las guerras exitosas, las conspiraciones y los pactos políticos para establecer un gobierno autónomo: para ser independientes, hace falta una declaración. Alegato jurídico, sentencia performativa, mensaje dirigido a los pueblos del mundo, acta de nacimiento de un país, las declaraciones de independencia formaron parte ineludible de los movimientos revolucionarios en América, desde Filadelfia en 1776 hasta Chuquisaca en 1825. Este libro estudia la era de las revoluciones atlánticas a través de sus declaraciones, actas y manifiestos. Redactados por periodistas, clérigos o militares, por juntas o congresos (no siempre electos), estos documentos en ocasiones engendraron procesos largos y desgastantes, y en otras les pusieron punto final. Las declaraciones de independencia han constituido piezas clave de los muy variados repertorios del nacionalismo, desde las revoluciones del siglo XVlll hasta los procesos de descolonización africano y asiático en la segunda mitad del XX, e incluso en los albores del XXl, como lo demuestra la declaración de independencia de Kosovo, proclamada en febrero de 2008. Este libro explora el surgimiento de una nueva forma de hacer política, al analizar los textos fundacionales de las nuevas naciones del continente.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.libros.unam.mx/las-declaraciones-de-independencia-los-textos-fundamentales-de-las-independencias-americanas-9786074624212-libro.html
Format: Journal
Publisher: El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Históricos : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

“The republic of Guatemala: stitching together a new country,” in New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870 (Book Section)
Title: “The republic of Guatemala: stitching together a new country,” in New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870
Author: Dam, Jordana
Editor: Tutino, John
Abstract: After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolutions, the fall of European empires, and the rise of nations as the world faced a new industrial capitalism. Political revolution made the United States the first new nation; revolutionary slaves made Haiti the second, freeing themselves and destroying the leading Atlantic export economy. A decade later, Bajío insurgents took down the silver economy that fueled global trade and sustained Spain’s empire while Britain triumphed at war and pioneered industrial ways that led the U.S. South, still-Spanish Cuba, and a Brazilian empire to expand slavery to supply rising industrial centers. Meanwhile, the fall of silver left people from Mexico through the Andes searching for new states and economies. After 1870 the United States became an agro-industrial hegemon, and most American nations turned to commodity exports, while Haitians and diverse indigenous peoples struggled to retain independent ways.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/new-countries
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 978-0-8223-613

“Desiderata for the study of early modern art of the Mediterranean" (Book Section)
Title: “Desiderata for the study of early modern art of the Mediterranean"
Author: Farago, Claire J.
Editor: Kinoshita, Sharon
Editor: Catlos, Brian A.
Abstract: This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of "Mediterranean." It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.schweitzer-online.de/buch/Catlos/Can-We-Talk-Mediterranean/9783319557250/A40531942/
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Title: Can we talk Mediterranean? conversations on an emerging field in Medieval and early modern studies
ISBN: 978-3-319-5572

Boston's massacre (Book)
Title: Boston's massacre
Author: Hinderaker, Eric
Editor: Harvard University Press
Abstract: On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston’s Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. When Parliament stationed two thousand British troops in Boston beginning in 1768, resentment spread rapidly among the populace. Steeped in traditions of self-government and famous for their Yankee independence, Bostonians were primed to resist the imposition. Living up to their reputation as Britain’s most intransigent North American community, they refused compromise and increasingly interpreted their conflict with Britain as a matter of principle. Relations between Britain and the North American colonies deteriorated precipitously after the shooting at the Custom House, and it soon became the catalyzing incident that placed Boston in the vanguard of the Patriot movement. Fundamental uncertainties about the night’s events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674048331
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674048331
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Africans to Spanish America: expanding the diaspora (Book)
Title: Africans to Spanish America: expanding the diaspora
Editor: Bryant, Sherwin K.
Editor: O'Toole, Rachel
Abstract: Africans to Spanish America expands the Diaspora framework that has shaped much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African Diaspora in the Spanish empires. While a majority of the research on the colonial Diaspora focuses on the Caribbean and Brazil, analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes opens up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of multiple African identities. Editors Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, and Ben Vinson III arrange the volume around three themes: identity construction in the Americas; the struggle by enslaved and free people to present themselves as civilized, Christian, and resistant to slavery; and issues of cultural exclusion and inclusion. Across these broad themes, contributors offer probing and detailed studies of the place and roles of people of African descent in the complex realities of colonial Spanish America.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/23ept8tr9780252036637.html
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 978-0-252-0800
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Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima (Book)
Title: Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: In seventeenth-century Lima, pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects, as well as with one another, their families, and ecclesiastical authorities. In Embodying the Sacred, Nancy E. van Deusen considers how women created and navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu. Through close readings of diverse primary sources, van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine—or were objectified as conduits of holiness—in innovative and powerful ways: dressing a religious statue, performing charitable acts, sharing interiorized spiritual visions, constructing autobiographical texts, or offering their hair or fingernails to disciples as living relics. In these manifestations of piety, each of these women transcended the limited outlets available to them for expressing and enacting their faith in colonial Lima, and each transformed early modern Catholicism in meaningful ways.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/embodying-the-sacred
Publisher: Duke University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8223-699
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Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Book)
Title: Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: In the sixteenth century hundreds of thousands of indios—indigenous peoples from the territories of the Spanish empire—were enslaved and relocated throughout the Iberian world. Although various laws and decrees outlawed indio enslavement, several loopholes allowed the practice to continue. In Global Indios Nancy E. van Deusen documents the more than one hundred lawsuits between 1530 and 1585 that indio slaves living in Castile brought to the Spanish courts to secure their freedom. Because plaintiffs had to prove their indio-ness in a Spanish imperial context, these lawsuits reveal the difficulties of determining who was an indio and who was not—especially since it was an all-encompassing construct connoting subservience and political personhood and at times could refer to people from Mexico, Peru, or South or East Asia. Van Deusen demonstrates that the categories of free and slave were often not easily defined, and she forces a rethinking of the meaning of indio in ways that emphasize the need to situate colonial Spanish American indigenous subjects in a global context.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Global-Indios
Publisher: Duke University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8223-585
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Coming to Castile with Cortes: indigenous "servitude" in the sixteenth century (Article)
Title: Coming to Castile with Cortes: indigenous "servitude" in the sixteenth century
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: “Coming to Castile with Cortés: Indigenous ‘Servitude’ in the Sixteenth Century” examines the circumstances of three indigenous criados (servants)—Pedro, Juan, and Francisco Manuel—with direct or indirect ties of patronage to the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. As nonelite indios (Indians) displaced from Mexico to Castile, they experienced the transition from freedom to bondage in unique ways. Because the New Laws (1542) stated that, in principle, indios could be free in Spanish territories, all three initiated lawsuits before the tribunals of the House of Trade or the Council of the Indies. The trial depositions reveal the circumscribed life narratives of free indios whom others saw as slaves and whose lives were entwined with others more powerful than they. Each life story emphasizes the importance of hierarchical relations of power among masters, slaves, and servants, writ large in sixteenth-century Castile.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://read.dukeupress.edu/ethnohistory/article/62/2/285/9243/Coming-to-Castile-with-Cortes-Indigenous-Servitude
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Ethnohistory
Publisher: Duke University Press

The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World (Book)
Title: The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World
Author: Ralph Bauer
Abstract: This book explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the conquest of America and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. While the roots of the modern 'conquistadorial' attitude toward nature lie in late medieval alchemy, which fused Aristotelian reason with Christian apocalypticism in the militant context of crusade and spiritual conquest, this book argues that the modern idea of what it means to discover something has a colonial history in which conquest legitimated the modern (Baconian) idea of discovery by underwriting it with religious messianism and early modern state power. Thus, the book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of such late medieval alchemists as Roger Bacon, Arnald of Villanova, and Ramon Llull in the early modern literature of the conquest of America in texts written by authors such as Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Josâe de Acosta, Nicolâas Monardes, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Francis Bacon, and Alexander von Humboldt
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.english.umd.edu/bookshelf/39041
Access Model: open access
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0813942544
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Translating Nature Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science (Book)
Title: Translating Nature Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science
Editor: Jaime Marroquín Arredondo
Editor: Ralph Bauer
Abstract: Translating Nature recasts the era of early modern science as an age not of discovery but of translation. As Iberian and Protestant empires expanded across the Americas, colonial travelers encountered, translated, and reinterpreted Amerindian traditions of knowledge—knowledge that was later translated by the British, reading from Spanish and Portuguese texts. Translations of natural and ethnographic knowledge therefore took place across multiple boundaries—linguistic, cultural, and geographical—and produced, through their transmissions, the discoveries that characterize the early modern era. In the process, however, the identities of many of the original bearers of knowledge were lost or hidden in translation. The essays in Translating Nature explore the crucial role that the translation of philosophical and epistemological ideas played in European scientific exchanges with American Indians; the ethnographic practices and methods that facilitated appropriation of Amerindian knowledge; the ideas and practices used to record, organize, translate, and conceptualize Amerindian naturalist knowledge; and the persistent presence and influence of Amerindian and Iberian naturalist and medical knowledge in the development of early modern natural history. Contributors highlight the global nature of the history of science, the mobility of knowledge in the early modern era, and the foundational roles that Native Americans, Africans, and European Catholics played in this age of translation.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15964.html
Access Model: open access
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780812250930
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The Crucible of the Tropics: Alchemy, Translation, and the English Discovery of America (Book Section)
Title: The Crucible of the Tropics: Alchemy, Translation, and the English Discovery of America
Author: Ralph Bauer
Editor: Jaime Marroquín Arredondo
Abstract: n/a
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15964.html
Access Model: open access
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Title: Translating Nature Cross-Cultural Histories of Early Modern Science
ISBN: 9780812250930

From Colonial Performers to Actors of ‘American Liberty’: Black Artists in Bourbon and Revolutionary Río de la Plata (Article)
Title: From Colonial Performers to Actors of ‘American Liberty’: Black Artists in Bourbon and Revolutionary Río de la Plata
Author: Alex Borucki
Abstract: From the late eighteenth century through most of the nineteenth, Buenos Aires and Montevideo were hosts to a joint theatrical circuit characterized by the regular comings and goings of impresarios, artisans, musicians, and actors between the two cities. The military conflicts that shaped this period actually encouraged these connections, as they stimulated both exile and repatriation between one locale and the other. Africans, and particularly their Rioplatense descendants, were an integral part of popular entertainment circuits in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Some of the first Argentinean historians of theater and music, among them Vicente Gesualdo and Teodoro Klein, were aware of this connection and included in their initial scholarship links that connect the history of free and enslaved Afro-descendants to the early theater of Río de la Plata.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/tam.2017.183
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Americas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Touching on Communication: Visual and Textual Representations of Touch as Friendship in Early Colonial Encounters (Book Section)
Title: Touching on Communication: Visual and Textual Representations of Touch as Friendship in Early Colonial Encounters
Author: Céline Carayon
Editor: Daniela Hacke
Editor: Paul Musselwhite
Abstract: Empire of the Senses brings together pathbreaking scholarship on the role the five senses played in early America. With perspectives from across the hemisphere, exploring individual senses and multi-sensory frameworks, the volume explores how sensory perception helped frame cultural encounters, colonial knowledge, and political relationships. From early French interpretations of intercultural touch, to English plans to restructure the scent of Jamaica, these essays elucidate different ways the expansion of rival European empires across the Americas involved a vast interconnected range of sensory experiences and practices. Empire of the Senses offers a new comparative perspective on the way European imperialism was constructed, operated, implemented and, sometimes, counteracted by rich and complex new sensory frameworks in the diverse contexts of early America.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://brill.com/view/title/34485?lang=en
Access Model: open access
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Empire of the Senses Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America
ISBN: 978-90-04-3406

Phillis Wheatley Biography of a Genius in Bondage (Book)
Title: Phillis Wheatley Biography of a Genius in Bondage
Author: Vincent Carretta
Abstract: With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman-of any race or background- to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley's work was an international sensation. In Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta offers the first full-length biography of a figure whose origins and later life have remained shadowy despite her iconic status. A scholar with extensive knowledge of transatlantic literature and history, Carretta uncovers new details about Wheatley's origins, her upbringing, and how she gained freedom. Carretta solves the mystery of John Peters, correcting the record of when he and Wheatley married and revealing what became of him after her death. Assessing Wheatley's entire body of work, Carretta discusses the likely role she played in the production, market­ing, and distribution of her writing. Wheatley developed a remarkable transatlantic network that transcended racial, class, political, religious, and geographical boundaries. Carretta reconstructs that network and sheds new light on her religious and political identities. In the course of his research he discovered the earliest poem attributable to Wheatley and has included it and other unpublished poems in the biography. Carretta relocates Wheatley from the margins to the center of her eighteenth-century transatlantic world, revealing the fascinating life of a woman who rose from the indignity of enslavement to earn wide recognition, only to die in obscurity a few years later.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ugapress.org/book/9780820346649/phillis-wheatley/
Access Model: open access
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9-780-8203-466
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The Working Lives of Eighteenth-Century Authors of African Descent (Book Section)
Title: The Working Lives of Eighteenth-Century Authors of African Descent
Author: Vincent Carretta
Editor: Kevin Binfield
Editor: William J. Christmas
Abstract: Behind our contemporary experience of globalization, precarity, and consumerism lies a history of colonization, increasing literacy, transnational trade in goods and labor, and industrialization. Teaching British laboring-class literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries means exploring ideas of class, status, and labor in relation to the historical developments that inform our lives as workers and members of society. This volume demonstrates pedagogical techniques and provides resources for students and teachers on autobiographies, broadside ballads, Chartism and other political movements, georgics, labor studies, satire, service learning, writing by laboring-class women, and writing by laboring people of African descent.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.mla.org/Publications/Bookstore/Options-for-Teaching/Teaching-Laboring-Class-British-Literature-of-the-Eighteenth-and-Nineteenth-Centuries
Access Model: subscription
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Book Title: Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
ISBN: 9781603293488

Colonial Latin America (Book)
Title: Colonial Latin America
Author: Lyman Johnson
Author: Mark A. Burkholder
Abstract: The tenth edition of Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World and their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating and often colorful history of the cultures, the people, and the struggles that have played a part in shaping Latin America.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/colonial-latin-america-9780190642402?cc=us&lang=en&
Access Model: purchase
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 9780190642402
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Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance A History of Latin America since Columbus (Book)
Title: Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance A History of Latin America since Columbus
Author: Lyman L. Johnson
Author: Mark Burkholder
Author: Monica Rankin
Abstract: The words "exploitation," "inequality," and "resistance" bind together attitudes and actions that encapsulate much of Latin America's economic, social, and political history for more than half a millennium. In this compelling text, authors Mark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson, and Monica A. Rankin tell the story of more than 500 years of Latin American history through the themes of exploitation, inequality, and resistance. Some examples of exploitation and inequality include slavery and other labor systems, sexual and gender exploitation, an inequitable economic relationship with foreign countries, repressive political systems through dictatorship and military regimes, and an unequal diplomatic relationship with the United States and other powerful nations. Despite deeply entrenched systems of injustice, Latin Americans remain notable for their resilience. Active and passive resistance to oppression and discrimination still persist in the twenty-first century, with native revolts and slave flights, unionization, the emergence of the Latin American women's movement, black-market economies, the emergence of populism, and various forms of revolt and revolution. Exploitation, Inequality, and Resistance: A History of Latin America since Columbus emphasizes these themes and analyzes the ways in which earlier events continue to resonate today.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://global.oup.com/ushe/product/exploitation-inequality-and-resistance-9780199837618?cc=us&lang=en&
Access Model: purchase
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 9780199837618
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Potosí: the Silver City that Changed the World (Book)
Title: Potosí: the Silver City that Changed the World
Author: Kris Lane
Abstract: In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia. There followed the world's greatest silver bonanza, making the Cerro Rico or "Rich Hill" and the Imperial Villa of Potosí instant legends, famous from Istanbul to Beijing. The Cerro Rico alone provided over half of the world's silver for a century, and even in decline, it remained the single richest source on earth. Potosí is the first interpretive history of the fabled mining city’s rise and fall. It tells the story of global economic transformation and the environmental and social impact of rampant colonial exploitation from Potosí’s startling emergence in the 16th century to its collapse in the 19th. Throughout, Kris Lane’s invigorating narrative offers rare details of this thriving city and its promise of prosperity. A new world of native workers, market women, African slaves, and other ordinary residents who lived alongside the elite merchants, refinery owners, wealthy widows, and crown officials, emerge in lively, riveting stories from the original sources. An engrossing depiction of excess and devastation, Potosí reveals the relentless human tradition in boom times and bust.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520280847/potosi
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520280847
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Cannibalism and the Body Politic: Independent Indians in the Era of Brazilian Independence (Article)
Title: Cannibalism and the Body Politic: Independent Indians in the Era of Brazilian Independence
Author: Harold Langfur
Abstract: Concentrating on the first two decades of the nineteenth century, this article explores the limitations of state-directed efforts to incorporate colonial Brazil’s autonomous native peoples, especially those known as the Botocudo. Significant discord divided state actors charged with implementing plans to transform into loyal subjects these mobile hunters and foragers, who inhabited a forested expanse separating the colony’s primary inland mining district from the Atlantic coast. Actively engaging settlers, soldiers, and agents of the state, the Botocudo contested Portugal’s geopolitical strategy of absorbing native domains in order to link the interior with coastal markets. Despite being condemned as cannibals and subjected to military conquest, they managed to curtail the most violent elements of this strategy. The gap between royal policy and exchanges with Indians in the forests exposed the fragility of attempts to subordinate these peoples and seize their lands as the colonial period came to an end. Altering the politics of empire, native capacities played an unrecognized role in the history of this decisive era.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-6991208
Access Model: subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Cannibalism and the Body Politic: Independent Indians in the Era of Brazilian Independence
Publisher: Duke University Press

Violence, Order, and Unrest: a History of British North America, 1749-1876 ( (Book)
Title: Violence, Order, and Unrest: a History of British North America, 1749-1876 (
Editor: Elizabeth Mancke
Editor: Jerry Bannister
Editor: Denis McKim
Abstract: This edited collection offers a broad reinterpretation of the origins of Canada. Drawing on cutting-edge research in a number of fields, Violence, Order, and Unrest explores the development of British North America from the mid-eighteenth century through the aftermath of Confederation. The chapters cover an ambitious range of topics, from Indigenous culture to municipal politics, public executions to runaway slave advertisements. Cumulatively, this book examines the diversity of Indigenous and colonial experiences across northern North America and provides fresh perspectives on the crucial roles of violence and unrest in attempts to establish British authority in Indigenous territories. Drawing on specific case studies of law and state formation in English and French Canada, Violence, Order, and Unrest brings together innovative research in different fields to reconsider the ideology, governance, and political culture that underpinned British North America. The contributors offer a unique take on Canadian culture and history, demonstrating that we cannot understand Canada today without considering its origins as a colonial project.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://utorontopress.com/ca/violence-order-and-unrest-4
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781487523701
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Góngora asiático. Notas sobre poesía filipina inédita del primer Barroco (Book Section)
Title: Góngora asiático. Notas sobre poesía filipina inédita del primer Barroco
Author: Miguel Martinez
Editor: Lía Schwartz
Abstract: This essay studies several unpublished poems, and in some cases unknown, written in the Spanish Philippines in the first Baroque moment. Some of them are early imitations of Góngora’s aesthetics that predate the first known Gongorine texts in New Spain. Through the analysis of a small corpus of texts, which includes the first known collection of Philippine poetry, transcribed by soldier Diego de Rueda y Mendoza in 1625, and a piscatory eclogue written by the Jesuit ethnographer Francisco Ignacio de Alcina (1668), this chapter analyzes the globalization of Góngora’s lyric discourse, its significant presence in the Philippine republic of letters, and the social uses of his poetics in colonial Manila.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://ruc.udc.es/dspace/handle/2183/21966
Publisher: Universidade da Coruña
Book Title: Docta y Sabia Atenea. Studia in honorem
ISBN: 978-84-9749-70

A Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica (Book)
Title: A Dark Inheritance Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica
Author: Brooke Newman
Abstract: Focusing on Jamaica, Britain’s most valuable colony in the Americas by the mid-eighteenth century, this book explores the relationship between racial classifications and the inherited rights and privileges associated with British subject status. Brooke Newman reveals the centrality of notions of blood and blood mixture to evolving racial definitions and sexual practices in colonial Jamaica and to legal and political debates over slavery and the rights of imperial subjects on both sides of the Atlantic. Weaving together a diverse range of sources, Newman shows how colonial racial ideologies rooted in fictions of blood ancestry at once justified permanent, hereditary slavery for Africans and barred members of certain marginalized groups from laying claim to British liberties on the basis of hereditary status. This groundbreaking study demonstrates that challenges to an Atlantic slave system underpinned by distinctions of blood had far-reaching consequences for British understandings of race, gender, and national belonging.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300225556/dark-inheritance
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300225556
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Historical Perspective: Slavery Over the Centuries (Book Section)
Title: Historical Perspective: Slavery Over the Centuries
Author: Brooke Newman
Editor: Mary C. Burke
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of various forms of human bondage, touching upon several important characteristics of slavery and slave trading present throughout documented history, from the ancient period to the early twentieth century. It highlights the common attributes of the institution of slavery across cultures, and describes the contexts in which the enslavement and trafficking of men, women, and children has persisted over the centuries. Slavery has existed in many places and in multiple forms for thousands of years and is one of most extreme forms of human domination. As a long-standing worldwide phenomenon, the institution of slavery has impacted millions of lives, and the pervasiveness of slavery throughout human history makes it difficult to generalize about the experience of bondage for individual. Slavery existed in ancient Rome from its earliest stage of development, and as the Roman Republic expanded into a vast empire over a period of several centuries, it became the largest slave society in ancient world.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317395850
Access Model: subscription
Publisher: Routledge
Book Title: Human Trafficking Interdisciplinary Perspectives
ISBN: 9781317395850

The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico (Book)
Title: The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico
Author: Matthew O'Hara
Abstract: Going against the grain of most existing scholarship, Matthew D. O’Hara explores the archives of colonial Mexico to uncover a history of “futuremaking.” While historians and historical anthropologists of Latin America have long focused on historical memory, O’Hara—a Rockefeller Foundation grantee and the award-winning author of A Flock Divided: Race, Religion, and Politics in Mexico—rejects this approach and its assumptions about time experience. Ranging widely across economic, political, and cultural practices, O’Hara reveals how colonial subjects used the resources of tradition and Catholicism to craft new futures. An intriguing, innovative work, this volume will be widely read by scholars of Latin American history, religious studies, and historical methodology.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300233933/history-future-colonial-mexico
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300233933
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Environment, Space and Place: Cultural Geographies of Colonial Afro-Latin America (Book Section)
Title: Environment, Space and Place: Cultural Geographies of Colonial Afro-Latin America
Author: Karl Offen
Editor: Alejandro de la Fuente
Editor: George Reid Andrews
Abstract: Alejandro de la Fuente and George Reid Andrews offer the first systematic, book-length survey of humanities and social science scholarship on the exciting field of Afro-Latin American studies. Organized by topic, these essays synthesize and present the current state of knowledge on a broad variety of topics, including Afro-Latin American music, religions, literature, art history, political thought, social movements, legal history, environmental history, and ideologies of racial inclusion. This volume connects the region's long history of slavery to the major political, social, cultural, and economic developments of the last two centuries. Written by leading scholars in each of those topics, the volume provides an introduction to the field of Afro-Latin American studies that is not available from any other source and reflects the disciplinary and thematic richness of this emerging field.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/latin-american-history/afro-latin-american-studies-introduction?format=PB
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Title: Afro-Latin American Studies An Introduction
ISBN: 9781316630662

Afro-Peruvian Cimarrones: Raiding the Archives and Articulating Race (Book Section)
Title: Afro-Peruvian Cimarrones: Raiding the Archives and Articulating Race
Author: Rachel O'Toole
Editor: Rudyard Alcocer
Editor: Kristen Block
Editor: Dawn Duke
Abstract: Featuring a variety of disciplinary perspectives and analytical approaches, Celluloid Chains is the most comprehensive volume to date on films about slavery. This collection examines works from not only the United States but elsewhere in the Americas, and it attests to slavery’s continuing importance as a source of immense fascination for filmmakers and their audiences. Each of the book’s fifteen original essays focuses on a particular film that directly treats the enslavement of Africans and their descendants in the New World. Beginning with an essay on the Cuban film El otro Francisco (1975), Sergio Giral’s reworking of a nineteenth-century abolitionist novel, the book proceeds to examine such works as the landmark miniseries Roots (1977), which sparked intense controversy over its authenticity; Werner Herzog’s Cobra Verde (1987), which raises questions about what constitutes a slavery film; Guy Deslauriers’s Passage du milieu (1999), a documentary-style reconstruction of what Africans experienced during the Middle Passage; and Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013), which embodies the tensions between faithfully adapting a nineteenth-century slave narrative and bending it for modern purposes. Films about slavery have shown a special power to portray the worst and best of humanity, and Celluloid Chains is an essential guide to this important genre.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://utpress.org/title/celluloid-chains/
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Book Title: Celluloid Chains Slavery in the Americas through Film
ISBN: 9781621903277

The European Seaborne Empires From the Thirty Years' War to the Age of Revolutions (Book)
Title: The European Seaborne Empires From the Thirty Years' War to the Age of Revolutions
Author: Gabriel Paquette
Abstract: 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.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300205152/european-seaborne-empires
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300205152
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Idolizing Mary Maya-Catholic Icons in Yucatán, Mexico (Book)
Title: Idolizing Mary Maya-Catholic Icons in Yucatán, Mexico
Author: Amara Solari
Abstract: In the summer of 1648, yellow fever appeared for the first time on the Yucatán Peninsula, claiming the lives of roughly one third of the population. To combat this epidemic, Spanish colonial authorities carried a miracle-working Marian icon in procession from Itzmal to the capital city of Mérida and back again as a means of invoking divine intercession. Idolizing Mary uses this event and this icon to open a discussion about the early and profound indigenous veneration of the Virgin Mary. Amara Solari argues that particular Marian icons, such as the Virgin of Itzmal, embodied an ideal suite of precontact numinous qualities, which Maya neophytes reframed for their community religious needs. Examining prints, paintings, and early modern writings about the Virgin of Itzmal, Solari takes up various topics that contributed to the formation of Yucatán Catholicism—such as indigenous Maya notions of sacrality, ritual purity, and the formal qualities of offering vessels—and demonstrates how these aligned with the Virgin of Itzmal in such a way that the icon came to be viewed by the native populations as a deity of a new world order. Thoroughly researched and convincingly argued, Idolizing Mary will be welcomed by scholars and students interested in religious transformation and Marian devotion in colonial Spanish America.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08332-8.html
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-271-0833
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Indigenous Intellectuals in Colonial Latin America (Article)
Title: Indigenous Intellectuals in Colonial Latin America
Author: David Tavárez
Abstract: The epistemic assumptions, methods, and rhetoric employed by colonial indigenous intellectuals in Latin America were based on preconquest intellectual labor and literacy systems. These practices were deeply impacted by collaborative projects and historical scholarship undertaken in the 16th century, as indigenous elites embraced European literacy and scholarly models. This merging of diverse traditions led to a “golden age” of indigenous intellectual achievements in the 17th century, and to a diversity of genres cultivated by native scholars in late colonial times. Indigenous historical actors were intellectuals not only because they recorded and disseminated historical, religious, or political knowledge, but also because they were inserted in culturally hybrid social networks through which collective knowledge circulated. While the works of Chimalpahin, Guaman Poma, Garcilaso de la Vega, and don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl are relatively well known, this small sample of native and mestizo intellectuals must be expanded considerably to examine works produced through co-authorship arrangements with friars and priests, and to address clandestine works composed exclusively for native audiences by less known, or even anonymous, indigenous scholars.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.531
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Refraining Idolatry in Zapotec: Dominican Translations of the Christian Doctrine in Sixteenth-Century Oaxaca (Book Section)
Title: Refraining Idolatry in Zapotec: Dominican Translations of the Christian Doctrine in Sixteenth-Century Oaxaca
Author: David Tavárez
Editor: Andrea Rizzi
Abstract: Translators’ contribution to the vitality of textual production in the Renaissance is still often vastly underestimated. Drawing on a wide variety of sources published in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, German, English, and Zapotec, this volume brings a global perspective to the history of translators, and the printed book. Together the essays point out the extent to which particular language cultures were liable to shift, overlap, shrink, and expand during one of the most defining periods in the history of print culture. Interdisciplinary in approach, Trust and Proof investigates translators’ role in the diffusion of discourse about languages and ancient knowledge, as well as changing etiquettes of reading and writing.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://brill.com/view/title/33598
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Trust and Proof Translators in Renaissance Print Culture
ISBN: 978-90-04-3238


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