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The Mulatto RepublicClass, Race, and Dominican National Identity$
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April J. Mayes

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049199

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049199.001.0001

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Policing the Urban Poor

Policing the Urban Poor

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(p.78) 4 Policing the Urban Poor
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The Mulatto Republic
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April J. Mayes

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049199.003.0005

This chapter focuses on another aspect of this cultural ordering process, one that occurred through policing foreign workers and the immigrant poor. Afro-Antilleans remained largely excluded from an emerging national community taking shape in San Pedro. The chapter argues that Anti-black racism evolved in San Pedro as a reaction against Afro-Antillean migrants. San Pedro’s unique ties to the greater (Afro) Caribbean world adds richly to our understanding of nation making as a process that marked some as “raced” through the violent monitoring of their labor and sexual practices.

Keywords:   Afro-Antillean, Policing, Prostitution, Military occupation, Public Health, Dr. Emilio Tió y Betances, Racism, Sexuality, San Pedro de Macorís, Eugenio María de Hostos

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