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Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Kristen Stromberg Childers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

Martinique and Guadeloupe voted to become overseas departments of France, or DOMs, in 1946, eschewing the trend toward national independence movements during the post-World War II years. For ... More


The Struggle for Autonomy in the Early Nineteenth Century

Heather F. Roller

in Amazonian Routes: Indigenous Mobility and Colonial Communities in Northern Brazil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804787086
eISBN:
9780804792127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787086.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This final chapter examines the system of administration that replaced the Indian Directorate in 1798. This led to two important changes: (1) enterprises that previously had been sponsored by the ... More


Introduction

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter provides a conceptual and contextual introduction for the book. It outlines Mexico’s history of technology from independence to the revolution, with particular attention to investment in ... More


Constraints to Learning

Edward Beatty

in Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284890
eISBN:
9780520960558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284890.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The central paradox of modern economic growth in Mexico is the contrast between a tidal wave of technological imports—adopted and sometimes widely diffused—and a stubbornly persistent dependence on ... More


Difference and Belonging: The Illusions of Equality

Kristen Stromberg Childers

in Seeking Imperialism's Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780195382839
eISBN:
9780190494940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382839.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

The universalism of French civilization was, to many advocates of departmentalization, a key argument in favor of joining the metropole in 1946. The supposedly race-blind nature of French culture ... More


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