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Of the shipwreck that Happened To Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for this island of hispaniola with a cargo of mares; of the seventy-nine persons on board, forty-six were drowned and thirty-three were miraculously saved.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the shipwreck that happened to Baltasar de Castro and others on a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola with a cargo of mares. It states that of the seventy-nine persons on ... More


Of the Strange Case of Juan de Lepe, subsequently a resident of this city of Santo Domingo, on the island of Hispaniola; of how he was lost in Tierra Firme where a shipwreck left him among the wild Carib bowmen; and how miraculously God and his own courage rescued him from among them.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the strange case of Juan de Lepe, subsequently a resident of Santo Domingo, on the island of Hispaniola. It relates how he was lost in Tierra Firme where a shipwreck left him ... More


Of the wreck of a ship that embarked from this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola on which was traveling a gentleman resident of the island of Cuba named Juan de Rojas with his wife, doña María de Lobera, whom he had married here a few days earlier and was taking to his home in the town of La Havana, On the island which is also known as Fernandina.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wreck of a ship that embarked from Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola on which was traveling a gentleman resident of the island of Cuba named Juan de Rojas with his ... More


Of the Shipwreck and Marvelous event that befell a reverend canon of the holy cathedral of this our city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola and to others who experienced this crisis, from which they escaped by God's mercy in the manner that will be related here.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter relates the greed of those who busied themselves in pearl harvesting on the islands of Cubagua and Margarita, provinces and coasts of Paria, Araya, and Cumaná. Those people were so ... More


Of the father and son who were adrift on a plank until the father died; and how the son escaped.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter recounts how in 1513, a ship from Spain bound for Hispaniola went off course and ran aground on the coast of Tierra Firme near the Río Grande, which is west of Santa Marta harbor. ... More


Of a ship that sank in the Ocean Sea1 three hundred leagues from land; of how all the people on board survived for twelve days in the ship's boat without drinking or eating anything except for two pounds of hardtack.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Other ships of the fleet returned to Spain, among them one whose master was Pedro Fernández Exuero, a native of Palos, Spain, and whose pilot was a certain Antón Calvo, a good man and expert ... More


The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period

John Relly Beard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607870
eISBN:
9781469607894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607887_Beard
Subject:
History, African-American History

Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743–1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing ... More


Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The contributors to Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies elaborate new methodologies and forge new questions in research about Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ... More


On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is a literary and cultural history which brings to the fore a compelling but, so far, largely neglected body of work which has the politics of border-crossing as well as the poetics of ... More


Some are born to endless night: structural violence across-the-border

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses works that highlight the often disavowed across-the-border continuity of structural violence on Hispaniola. Written by authors and directors born in Haiti, the Dominican ... More


Borderlands of the mind: present, past, and future

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses two novels and two short stories that address the fragile border relations in Hispaniola: Frank Báez's ‘Ahora es nunca’(2007), Jacques Stephen Alexis's Les arbres musiciens ... More


The writing is on the wall: towards an open island and a complete structure

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses various video performances, two sculptures, a musical video and the song lyrics it illustrates, a painting, and a poem by Dominican and Haitian artists who saw the Haitian ... More


Conclusion: The rejection of futures past: on the edge of an attainable acceptable future?

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book concludes with a discussion of Manifisto (2013), a video-performance by the Dominican artist Polibio Díaz. Manifisto is a social commentary on the issue of Haitian immigration in the ... More


Introduction: On the edge: border-crossing, borderland-dwelling, and the music of what happens

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines a range of literary works from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, putting them in dialogue with texts from the rest of the world which have had the border between the two countries ... More


Landscaping Hispaniola: Médéric Louis Élie Moreau de Saint-Méry and border politics

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses two eighteenth-century works by Médéric Louis Élie Moreau de Saint-Méry, a prominent member of the white creole elite born in Martinique in 1750: Description Topographique et ... More


This place was here before our nations: Anacaona’s Jaragua

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses three fictional reconstructions of the life of the Taíno Queen Anacaona, an important figure in early modern Hispaniola, by writers born in the Dominican Republic and Haiti: ... More


Servants turned masters: Santo Domingo and the black revolt

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Carlos Esteban Deive's historical novel Viento Negro, bosque del caimán (Black Wind, Bois Caiman, 2002), which deals with the slave revolt of 1791 and its consequences for the ... More


A fragile and beautiful world: the northern borderland and the 1937 massacre

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses texts that shed light on one of the most traumatic events in the history of Hispaniola: the 1937 massacre of Haitians and Haitian–Dominicans living in the Dominican borderland. ... More


The forgotten heart-breaking epic of border struggle

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses works that explore the different ramifications of ‘the forgotten heart-breaking epic of [the] border struggle’. These works deal with Hispaniola from the 1960s onwards and ... More


Of the several wrecks of Cristóbal de sanabria, of seville, who now is a resident of this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola, and of the others who were with him; and because the story is long it is contained in fourteen paragraphs or parts.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the several shipwrecks of Cristóbal de Sanabria, of Seville, who at the time this case was written was a resident of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola, and of the ... More


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