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Escritura, derecho y esclavitud: Francisco Jose de Jaca ante el nomos colonial

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Moreno-Orama,Rebeca (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2013
Published:
College Park, MD: University of Maryland
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Literature, Colonialism, Slavery, Spain, Missions and missionaries, law, Nomos colonial, Jaca, Francisco Jose de, 1645-1690
Notes:
306 p., This dissertation concentrates on the relationship between law, literature, and slavery in the Hispanic Caribbean of the Early Modern Period. The analysis is based on two letters and a treatise, Resolución sobre la libertad de los negros y sus originarios, en estado de paganos y después ya cristianos (1681), that were written by Capuchin friar Francisco José de Jaca, while he was serving as a missionary in the Caribbean region. His writings set the stage for a discussion of how Spanish hegemonic legal thinking is challenged and redefined from an alternative transatlantic narrative.