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Constructing Afro-Cuban womanhood : race, gender, and citizenship in Republican-era Cuba, 1902-1958
This dissertation explores continuities and transformations in the construction of Afro-Cuban womanhood in Cuba between 1902 and 1958. A dynamic and evolving process, the construction of Afro-Cuban womanhood encompassed ...
Chinese coolies in Cuba and Peru : race, labor, and immigration, 1839-1886
This dissertation examines the experience of the tens of thousands of Chinese indentured laborers (colonos asiáticos or “coolies”) who went to Cuba and Peru as replacements for African slaves during the middle of the ...
"A great army of instruction" : American teachers and the negotiation of empire in the Philippines
In the summer of 1901, the United States government began a project of colonial education in the Philippines, sending close to one thousand teachers to the newly-acquired colony. These teachers, called “Thomasites,” were ...
(Re)constructing a Brazilian model city : discourses of exceptionalism in making and imagining Curitiba, 1900-1945
My dissertation examines the putative success of Curitiba, the Brazilian capital of Paraná, and seeks to understand how it came to be touted as the model city of Brazil. The standard explication for Curitiba’s success ...
Marriage, bigamy, and the Inquisition : power and gender relations in seventeenth-century New Spain
“Marriage, Bigamy, and the Inquisition” explores the formation and dissolution of intimate marital partnerships in seventeenth-century colonial Mexico. This report is a preliminary investigation into the formation and ...
Empire’s angst : the politics of race, migration, and sex work in Panama, 1903-1945
This dissertation explores the negotiations and conflicts over race, sex, and disease that shaped the changing contours of the nightlife in Panama from 1903 to 1945. It investigates why sexual commerce on the isthmus evoked ...