The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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Description

Despite its significance in the history of Spanish colonialism, the Dominican Republic is familiar to most outsiders through only a few elements of its past and culture. Non-Dominicans may be aware that the country shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and that it is where Christopher Columbus chose to build a colony. Some may know that the country produces talented baseball players and musicians; others that it is a prime destination for beach vacations. Little else about the Dominican Republic is common knowledge outside its borders. This Reader seeks to change that. It provides an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the country, from precolonial times into the early twenty-first century.

Department

History

ISBN

9780822356882

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Duke University Press

City

Durham: London

Keywords

Dominican Republic, Latin America

Disciplines

Cultural History | History | Latin American History | Other History | Political History

The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics
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