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Author Rodr̐Μưiguez-Silva, Ileana M., 1970-
Title Silencing race [electronic resource] : disentangling blackness, colonialism, and national identities in Puerto Rico / Ileana M. Rodr̐Μưiguez-Silva
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
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Note Includes bibliographical references
Racial (dis)harmony in Puerto Rico -- Slavery and the multi-racial-racially mixed laboring classes -- Becoming a free worker in post-emancipation Puerto Rico -- Liberal elites' writings : the racial dissection of the Puerto Rican specimen -- Race and social struggles in the restructuring of late-nineteenth century Ponce -- U.S. rule and the volatile topic of race in the public political sphere -- Racial silencing and the organizing of Puerto Rican labor -- Deflecting Puerto Rico's blackness -- The heavy weight of silence
In their quest for greater political participation within shifting imperial fields₇from Spanish (1850s-1898) to US rule (1898-) Puerto Ricans struggled to shape and contain conversations about race. In so doing, they crafted, negotiated, and imposed on others multiple forms of silences while reproducing the idea of a unified, racially mixed, harmonious nation. Hence, both upper and working classes participated, although with different agendas, in the construction of a wide array of silences that together have prevented serious debate about racialized domination. This book explores the ongoing, constant racialization of Puerto Rican workers to explore the 'class-making' of race
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Rodr̐Μưiguez-Silva, Ileana M., 1970- Silencing race. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012 9781137263216 (DLC) 2012014880 (OCoLC)792880390
Subject Race relations -- History -- 19th century
National characteristics, Puerto Rican
Blacks -- Race identity -- Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico -- Colonial influence
Working class -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 19th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies bisacsh
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