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The Resource Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat

Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat

Label
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640
Title
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640
Statement of responsibility
David Wheat
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work resituates the Spanish Caribbean as an extension of the Luso-African Atlantic world from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, when the union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns facilitated a surge in the transatlantic slave trade. After the catastrophic decline of Amerindian populations on the islands, two major African provenance zones, first Upper Guinea and then Angola, contributed forced migrant populations with distinct experiences to the Caribbean. They played a dynamic role in the social formation of early Spanish colonial society in the fortified port cities of Cartagena de Indias, Havana, Santo Domingo, and Panama City and their semirural hinterlands. David Wheat is the first scholar to establish this early phase of the "Africanization" of the Spanish Caribbean two centuries before the rise of large-scale sugar plantations. With African migrants and their descendants comprising demographic majorities in core areas of Spanish settlement, Luso-Africans, Afro-Iberians, Latinized Africans, and free people of color acted more as colonists or settlers than as plantation slaves. These ethnically mixed and economically diversified societies constituted a region of overlapping Iberian and African worlds, while they made possible Spain's colonization of the Caribbean.-- Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheat, David
Dewey number
966/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1621
LC item number
.W47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Atlantic Coast (Africa)
  • Atlantic Coast (Africa)
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
Label
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Rivers of Guinea -- The Kingdoms of Angola -- Tangomãos and Luso-Africans -- Nharas and Morenas Horras -- Black Peasants -- Becoming "Latin" -- Conclusion
Control code
18826334
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 332 p.
Isbn
9781469623412
Lccn
2015041271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Rivers of Guinea -- The Kingdoms of Angola -- Tangomãos and Luso-Africans -- Nharas and Morenas Horras -- Black Peasants -- Becoming "Latin" -- Conclusion
Control code
18826334
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 332 p.
Isbn
9781469623412
Lccn
2015041271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps

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