research product . 2021

Kin of the Leeward Port: Afro-Mexicans in Veracruz in the Making of State Formation, Contested Spaces, and Regional Development, 1770-1830

Malfavon, Alan Alexander;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation explores the lives of Afro-Mexicans who lived in the Port-City of Veracruz and its hinterland, known as Sotavento (Leeward), during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It focuses on the understudied Afro-Mexican population of Veracruz and uses it to reframe the historical and historiographical transition between the colonial and national period. It argues how Afro-Mexicans facilitated, complicated, and participated in multiple socio-political processes that reshaped Veracruz and its Atlantic and inland borderlands. This dissertation’s interventions are twofold. First, Kin of the Leeward Port resituates Mexico’s socio-political, cu...
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free text keywords: History, Latin American history, African studies, African Diaspora, Afro-Mexicans, Greater Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico, Veracruz
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