Whitening the Region: CaucanoMediation and"AntioquefioColonization"inNineteenth-Century Colombia
Nancy AppelbaumScholarsofLatin Americahavebeguntointerrogatethespatialdynamicsofrace within nations. We are startingtoexamine the regional dimensions ofracial dentity and the racialdimensionsofregionalism.Thisarticletracesthenineteenth-centuryhistory of the Colombian coffee region,which isfamous
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with fundingprovidedmainly by the Social Science Research Council and the American Councilof LearnedSocieties Joint Committee on Latin Americaandthe Caribbean.IthankPatrick McNamara,Jared Orsi, Jean Quataert, andthe HAHR editorsand readersforhelpfulsuggestions. Myideas and evidence are further elaborated in my
doctoral thesis fromthe University ofWisconsin, Madison: "Remembering Riosucio: Race, Region, and Communityin Colombia,
The maps were prepared by Onno Brouwer and the staff ofthe CartographyLab of the University of Wisconsin.
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