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

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

Label
Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies
Title
Purchasing whiteness
Title remainder
pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies
Statement of responsibility
Ann Twinam
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Author
Subject
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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twinam, Ann
Dewey number
305.800946
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F 2191 .R33 T85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed people
  • Race discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • Racially mixed people
  • Caribbean Area
  • Spain
Label
Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-489) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conclusions : a century of historiography -- Introductions : alternative approaches -- Interstices : seeking spaces for mobility -- Connections : genealogical mathematics -- Benchmarks : commoditizing whiteness, Cuba and Panama -- Balances : weighing the price of whiteness -- Exceptions : the Venezuelan cluster -- Opportunities : whitening, the first year 1795-1796 -- Dissentions and discords, 1796-1803 -- Denouements, 1803-1806 -- Recalibrations : the mystery consulta and the cortes, 1806-1810 -- Evolutions : vassals to citizens? -- Retrospectives : tidbits, chunks, and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 534 pages
Isbn
9780804750929
Lccn
2014025471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880237391
  • (OCoLC)ocn880237391
Label
Purchasing whiteness : pardos, mulattos, and the quest for social mobility in the Spanish Indies, Ann Twinam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conclusions : a century of historiography -- Introductions : alternative approaches -- Interstices : seeking spaces for mobility -- Connections : genealogical mathematics -- Benchmarks : commoditizing whiteness, Cuba and Panama -- Balances : weighing the price of whiteness -- Exceptions : the Venezuelan cluster -- Opportunities : whitening, the first year 1795-1796 -- Dissentions and discords, 1796-1803 -- Denouements, 1803-1806 -- Recalibrations : the mystery consulta and the cortes, 1806-1810 -- Evolutions : vassals to citizens? -- Retrospectives : tidbits, chunks, and conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 534 pages
Isbn
9780804750929
Lccn
2014025471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880237391
  • (OCoLC)ocn880237391

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