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Your search for posts with tags containing "Race and Revolution" found 14 posts

National Peasants: The Revolutionary Politics of Identity in MNR’s Bolivia

By Elena McGrath The revolutionaries who took power in Bolivia after arming workers and peasants in April of 1952 believed that they would be the first to bring Bolivia into the modern world. The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (Movimiento Nacionalista...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 May 2018

Indigenous People and Peruvian Independence: A Polemical Historiography

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Silvia Escanilla Huerta  The role of indigenous people in the process of independence in Peru has always been controversial in the historiography. On...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 May 2018

A Hidden Caribbean Revolution? Race and Revolution in Venezuela, 1789-1817

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Frédéric Spillemaeker  The wave of revolutionary sentiment from the 1790s to Independence questioned the social and racial inequalities that divided colonial Venezuela....
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 May 2018

The Periodical Patria and Racial Mobilization in the Last War for Cuban Independence

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Oleski Miranda Navarro The use of periodicals to promote political reform proliferated in the nineteenth-century Americas. For example, in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 May 2018

The Revolution of 1848 in Senegal: Emancipation and Representation

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Jenna Nigro The French Revolution of 1848 sparked the abolition of slavery in France’s colonies, transforming the way race, freedom, and citizenship were defined in different...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Apr 2018

Challenging Lafayette’s Legacy: Race and Republicanism in France and the United States

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Aurélia Aubert In March 1825, Achille Murat, a recent settler in Florida and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, heard that the Marquis de Lafayette was touring the United States.[1]...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Apr 2018

Beyond Race: Civil War, Regionalism, and Ideology in Early Post-Independence Haiti

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Chelsea Stieber Given the growth in Haitian Studies over the last twenty years or so, the Haitian Revolution and its relationship to the Age of Revolution no longer requires the laborious...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Apr 2018

Monumental Louverture: French/Haitian Sites of Memory and the Commemoration of Abolition

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Nathan H. Dize In May 2017, France celebrated its eleventh day commemorating the Abolition of Slavery. Throughout the Republic, mayors gave speeches and placed wreaths of flowers...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Apr 2018

Lesec, from Brave Mulato into Blackness?: Defection to France and Spanish Racial Regression

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Charlton W. Yingling In May 1794, Governor Joaquín García of Spanish Santo Domingo (present-day Dominican Republic) praised the “brave spirit” of “Carlos...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2018

White Creole Identity on Trial: The Haitian Revolution and Refugees in Louisiana

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Erica Johnson The flight of refugees from the Haitian Revolution intertwined the histories of Louisiana and Saint-Domingue.  The story of one refugee, Pierre Benonime Dormenon...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Mar 2018

Demarginalizing West Africa in the Age of Revolutions

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Bronwen Everill  In 1789, the revolutionary Islamic reformer, Fatta, set up a new government in Moria, Guinea. He worked with a large maroon community based...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Mar 2018

Race, or The Last Colonial Struggle in Latin America

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Jason McGraw Latin America has long captivated outsiders for its seeming absence of a black-white racial binary, fluidity in racial self-ascriptions, and racially-mixed populations. ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Mar 2018

Crispus Attucks: American Revolutionary Hero?

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Mitch Kachun Crispus Attucks is a name that twenty-first century American schoolchildren usually learn in their introduction to the American Revolution and its heroes. Attucks—a...
From: Age of Revolutions on 5 Mar 2018

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction

“Race and Revolution” Series Introduction “The race question is subsidiary to the class question in politics, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is disastrous. But to neglect the racial factor as merely incidental is an error...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Feb 2018

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