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Author Mayes, April J., author

Title The Mulatto Republic : class, race, and Dominican national identity / April J. Mayes
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 195 pages) : illustrations
Contents Debating Dominicanidad in the nineteenth century -- The changing landscape of power in the sugar-growing East -- The culture of progress in San Pedro de Macorís -- Policing the urban poor -- Debating Dominicans' race during the U.S. occupation -- Gender and Hispanidad in the new era
Summary This book examines how the Dominican Republic came to value being white over being black, especially given how many Dominicans are of African descent. Mayes looks at a seminal period of Dominican history, from the War of Restoration to the early decades of Trujillo's rule
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnicity -- Dominican Republic.
National characteristics, Dominican.
Race awareness -- Dominican Republic.
Racially mixed people -- Race identity -- Dominican Republic.
Racism -- Dominican Republic.
Social classes -- Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813048672 (electronic bk.)
1306407443 (ebk)
9780813048673 (electronic bk.)
9781306407441 (ebk)