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Sources for studying the colonial free-coloured peasantry of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

A workshop hosted by the LAI Working Group on Caribeean Studies.

Thursday, December 03, 2009
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rolfe 4302 (Lydeen Library)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The presentations are as follows:

  • Francisco Scarano, "Peasant Identities and Social Power in Spanish Colonial Puerto Rico."

    Francisco Scarano is currently working on two projects: Jibaro Masquerades: Peasants, Politics and Identity in Puerto Rico; and The Caribbean: An Illustrated History, with Stephan Palmié. His edited publications include Colonial Crucible: Empire and the Making of the Modern State (with Alfred McCoy); Cuba: Counterpoints on Culture, History and Society; and Puerto Rico: Cinco siglos de historia. His book, Sugar and Slavery in Puerto Rico, was co-winner of the Elsa Goveia prize for best book in Caribbean history.
    He is professor of the Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.


  • Raymundo González, "El rastro de los monteros en Santo Domingo colonial: Archivos y perspectiva teórica."

    Raymundo González' publications include: Bonó, un intelectual de los pobres; El Montero-epistolario: Pedro Francisco Bonó; Educación, democracia, ciudadanización y construcción de identidades nacionales (with Marcos Villamán). His edited works include: Ensayos sociohistóricos, actuación
    pública: Pedro Francisco Bonó; Política, identidad y pensamiento social en la República Dominicana
    (Siglos XIX y XX) (co-editor).
    He is presently director of research at the National Archives of the Dominican Republic and a member of the Dominican Academy of History.
  • Diego Ubiera, discussant, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California at San Diego


Other recommended readings:


Reception to follow

Cost : Free and Open to the Public


Download file: Clio.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, LAI Working Group on Caribbean Studies

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