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The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity

April J. Mayes

Abstract

During the authoritarian regime of General Rafael Trujillo, official renderings of Dominican national identity elevated European ancestry, Spanish language, and Spanish cultural formations. At the same time, proponents of Hispanidad nationalism, as it was called, virulently rejected blackness and Haitian culture as antithetical to the Dominican Republic’s forward progress under Trujillo’s leadership. This book seeks to understand the origins of Hispanidad nationalism through a socio-cultural historical analysis that focuses on San Pedro de Macorís, the town famous for its baseball players. By ... More

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Caribbean History, Race, Gender, Hispanidad, San Pedro de Macorís, General Rafael Trujillo, Identity, Nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049199
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049199.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

April J. Mayes, author