The Resource Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam, (electronic resource)

Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam, (electronic resource)

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Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies
Title
Purchasing whiteness
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pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies
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Ann Twinam
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Language
eng
Summary
The colonization of Spanish America resulted in the mixing of Natives, Europeans, and Africans and the subsequent creation of a casta system that discriminated against them. Members of mixed races could, however, free themselves from such burdensome restrictions through the purchase of a gracias al sacar-a royal exemption that provided the privileges of Whiteness. For more than a century, the whitening gracias al sacar has fascinated historians. Even while the documents remained elusive, scholars continually mentioned the potential to acquire Whiteness as a provocative marker of the historic differences between Anglo and Latin American treatments of race. Purchasing Whiteness explores the fascinating details of 40 cases of whitening petitions, tracking thousands of pages of ensuing conversations as petitioners, royal officials, and local elites disputed not only whether the state should grant full whiteness to deserving individuals, but whether selective prejudices against the castas should cease. Purchasing Whiteness contextualizes the history of the gracias al sacar within the broader framework of three centuries of mixed race efforts to end discrimination. It identifies those historic variables that structured the potential for mobility as Africans moved from slavery to freedom, mixed with Natives and Whites, and transformed later generations into vassals worthy of royal favor. By examining this history of pardo and mulatto mobility, the author provides striking insight into those uniquely characteristic and deeply embedded pathways through which the Hispanic world negotiated processes of inclusion and exclusion
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Midwest
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Twinam, Ann
Dewey number
305.800946
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Race discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Racially mixed people
  • Electronic books
  • Caribbean Area
  • Spain
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adult
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Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891174
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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MWT11891174
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891174
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891174
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891174
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891174
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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