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Author Borucki, Alex, author

Title From shipmates to soldiers : emerging Black identities in the Río de la Plata / Alex Borucki
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Diálogos Series
Diálogos (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Contents The foundation of the Black population of the Río de la Plata, 1777-1839 -- Shipmate networks and African identities -- Leadership and networks in black militias, confraternities and tambos -- A plan of their own? Black battalions and caudillo politics in Uruguay -- African-based associations, candombe, and the Day of Kings -- Jacinto Ventura de Molina, a Black letrado of Montevideo
Summary This book analyzes the lives of Africans and their descendants in Montevideo and Buenos Aires from the late colonial era to the first decades of independence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Blacks -- History.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Uruguay.
Blacks -- Social networks.
Slavery -- History.
Slavery -- Uruguay -- History.
Río de la Plata (Argentina and Uruguay) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Uruguay -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826351794 (electronic bk)
9780826351791 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Emerging Black identities in the Río de la Plata