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Author Surwillo, Lisa, author.

Title Monsters by trade : slave traffickers in modern Spanish culture / Lisa Surwillo.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Blanco White and monsters of coloniality -- Negro Tomás and the trader -- The colony in the capital : El amigo Manso and Lo prohibido -- Baroja's Atlantic, beyond slavery -- Postimperial detours and retours : the ruta del indiano -- Family ties and narrative confessions in Catalonia -- Conclusion : the negrero resurfaces.
Summary Through a literary analysis of works from key historical moments across two hundred years, 'Monsters by Trade' traces shifting anxieties over the transformation of Spain into a slave-trader nation, formed financially and ideologically by its morally corrupt slave economy in Cuba and condemned by all other Atlantic powers. The book thus expands our present consideration of modern empire.
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Subject Spanish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Spanish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Slave trade in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Slave trade -- Spain -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Cuba -- History -- 19th century.
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- 19th century.
Collective memory -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Surwillo, Lisa. Monsters by trade. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014] 9780804788793 (DLC) 2014007325 (OCoLC)871820844
ISBN 9780804791830 (electronic bk.)
080479183X (electronic bk.)