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Abolition and Antislavery  

John Stauffer

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the historiography of abolition and antislavery. Abolitionism is an idea, articulated through language that emerged in the eighteenth century and propelled people ... More

America in 1492  

Cameron B. Wesson

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
This chapter examines the nature of Native American societies immediately prior to the advent of sustained contacts with Europeans in the late fifteenth century. Touching on the broad ... More

The Americas, 1450–2000  

Edward J. Davies, II

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the history of the Americas from 1450 to 2000. It describes the Americas before European contact; disease and death brought by the European arrival in 1492 due to ... More

Brazil  

Robert W. Slenes

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Brazil. Brazil possessed a more varied slave economy with a much larger sector producing for the internal ... More

Colonial Latin America  

Nicholas A. Robins

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article explores the genocides of conquest and colonization in Latin America, highlighting the shortcomings of conventional definitions of genocide. According to some interpretations ... More

Colonial Spanish South America  

Lyman L. Johnson and Susan M. Socolow

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article covers Spanish South America, particularly the Andean core of the empire but also a surprisingly rich historical literature on the River Plate, long a marginal corner of the ... More

Communism in Latin America  

Mike Gonzalez

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
Latin America’s communist parties were shaped by the Soviet Union’s political priorities up to 1945. This sparked debate with those that emphasized the specificity of Latin American ... More

Consumption in Latin America  

Fernando Rocchi

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Oct 2016
In this article, the main debates on consumption in Latin America, a topic that has yet to receive full scholarly attention, are analyzed. Current discussions tend to limit its focus to ... More

Cuba  

Matt D. Childs and Manuel Barcia

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Cuba. In the sixteenth-century, Africans crossed the Atlantic and accompanied Diego Velésquez and other ... More

Eugenics in Canada: A Checkered History, 1850s–1990s  

Carolyn Strange and Jennifer A. Stephen

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses eugenics in Canada and states that Canada's eugenic past was connected closely to that of the United States and to a lesser extent England. It presents numerous case ... More

Eugenics Policy and Practice in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico  

Patience A. Schell

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article shows a range of influences and eugenics measures in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. In this comparison of the history of eugenics in these countries it is readily evident how ... More

Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States  

Tracey Deutsch

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Although often understood as frivolous, women’s shopping was anything but. By the late nineteenth century, almost all households had to purchase daily necessities. Women’s paid work was ... More

Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters  

Kathleen M. Brown

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
Gender frontiers are but one starting point for comparing cultural contact zones and analyzing imperialism and racial formation in the early modern Atlantic. Recent scholarship on Native ... More

Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War  

Dayo F. Gore

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
“Cold War” traditionally refers to the foreign policy, military, and ideological contestation between the power blocks of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Western ... More

Gender, the Body, and Disability  

Rebecca Kluchin

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This chapter brings together the histories of American beauty culture and disability to identify overlaps between the fields and encourage women’s and gender historians to engage ... More

The Haitian Revolution in Atlantic Perspective  

David Geggus

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Of all the Atlantic revolutions, the fifteen-year struggle that transformed French Saint-Domingue into independent Haiti produced the greatest degree of social and economic change, and ... More

Independence in Latin America  

Jeremy Adelman

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article bridges the colonial and the national period in a discussion of the independence movements. This topic, part of foundational narratives in the region, once represented the ... More

Indigenous Peoples and Nation-States in Spanish America, 1780–2000  

Florencia E. Mallon

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article shifts the discussion of race from Afro- to Indo-America, focusing on a corpus of historical studies that underline how Amerindians, anti-Indian racism, and Indigenism have ... More

Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation  

Mary Ting Yi Lui

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Nov 2018
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Sep 2018
This article traces the long history of legal regulations around interracial sex and marriage as tied to important changes in the territorial consolidation and political formation of the ... More

Introduction  

Frederick E. Hoxie

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History guides readers to major topics and themes in the Native American past and helps them to identify major resources for further ... More

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