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In 'An Aqueous Territory' Ernesto Bassi traces the configuration of a geographic space he calls the transimperial Greater Caribbean between 1760 and 1860. Focusing on the Caribbean coast of New Granada (present-day Colombia), Bassi shows that the region's residents did not live their lives bounded by geopolitical borders. Rather, the cross-border activities of sailors, traders, revolutionaries, indigenous peoples, and others reflected their perceptions of the Caribbean as a transimperial space where trade, information, and people circulated, both conforming to and in defiance of imperial regulations. Bassi demonstrates that the islands, continental coasts, and open waters of the transimperial Greater Caribbean constituted a space that was simultaneously Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Danish, Anglo-American, African, and indigenous.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Uncovering Other Possible Worlds
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part I. Spatial Configurations
  1. 1. Vessels: Routes, Size, and Frequency
  2. pp. 23-54
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  1. 2. Sailors: Border Crossers and Region Makers
  2. pp. 55-82
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  1. Part II. Geopolitics and Geopolitical Imagination
  1. 3. Maritime Indians, Cosmopolitan Indians
  2. pp. 85-113
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  1. 4. Turning South before Swinging East
  2. pp. 114-141
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  1. 5. Simón Bolívar’s Caribbean Adventures
  2. pp. 142-171
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  1. 6. An Andean-Atlantic Nation
  2. pp. 172-203
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  1. Conclusion: Of Alternative Geographies and Plausible Futures
  2. pp. 204-212
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 213-242
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-296
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 297-330
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 331-346
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373735
Related ISBN
9780822362203
MARC Record
OCLC
1103678007
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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