Muddied Waters: Race, Region, and Local History in Colombia, 1846–1948

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April 2003



Claims that Colombia's present-day regional and local hierarchies were shaped by 19th and 20th century processes of colonization and that regionalism and race are tied into Colombia's history of violence.


Nancy P. Appelbaum is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.


"This is microhistory at its best. The story of Riosucio illuminates the multiple and complex ways in which discourses of race, region, and nation inform each other. Muddied Waters not only gives us a new way of thinking about postcolonial Colombia, but also offers rich comparative insights into other Latin American societies where race and place have become historically intertwined." Barbara Weinstein, author of For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in Sao Paulo, 1920-1964 "Muddied Waters is an outstanding contribution to the history of race and colonization in modern Colombia. It invites revision of current interpretations of Colombian and Latin American regionalism." Marcos Palacios, author of Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided Society
EAN: 9780822330806
ISBN: 0822330806
Untertitel: 'Latin America Otherwise: Langu'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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