The Resource The imagined island : history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola, (electronic resource)

The imagined island : history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola, (electronic resource)

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The imagined island : history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola
Title
The imagined island
Title remainder
history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola
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Language
eng
Summary
In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues that the national identities of (and often the tense relations between) citizens of these two nations are the result of imaginary contrasts between the two nations drawn by historians, intellectuals, and writers. Covering five centuries and key intellectual figures from each country, San Miguel bridges literature, history, and ethnography to locate the origins of racial, ethnic, and national identity on the island. He finds that Haiti was often portrayed by Dominicans as "the other--first as a utopian slave society, then as a barbaric state and enemy to the Dominican Republic. Although most of the Dominican population is mulatto and black, Dominican citizens tended to emphasize their Spanish (white) roots, essentially silencing the political voice of the Dominican majority, San Miguel argues. This pioneering work in Caribbean and Latin American historiography, originally published in Puerto Rico in 1997, is now available in English for the first time
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Midwest
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San Miguel, Pedro Luis
Dewey number
972.93/072/2
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução
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  • Bosch, Juan
  • Electronic books
  • Intellectuals
  • Public opinion
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and history
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Hispaniola
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adult
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The imagined island : history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876992
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11719279
Publisher number
MWT11719279
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The imagined island : history, identity, & utopia in Hispaniola, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876992
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11719279
Publisher number
MWT11719279
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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