The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics
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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.
Duke University Press
Dominican Republic, Latin America
Cultural History | History | Latin American History | Other History | Political History
Roorda, Eric; Hutchinson Derby, Lauren; and Gonzales, Raymundo, "The Dominican Republic Reader: History, Culture, Politics" (2014). Faculty Books. 24.