The Resource Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat, (electronic resource)

Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat, (electronic resource)

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Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640
Title
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640
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David Wheat
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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
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Midwest
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1977-
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Wheat, David
Dewey number
966/.02
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Atlantic Coast (Africa)
  • Atlantic Coast (Africa)
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
Target audience
adult
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Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11717965
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11717965
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11717965
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Label
Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640, David Wheat, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11717965
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11717965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11717965
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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