Table of Contents
Preface: Fusing the Races vii Acknowledgments xiii Map of the Atlantic World xvii Chapter One “People of Different Shades”: An Examination of the Nineteenth-Century Population of Puerto Rico 1 Chapter Two A Changing World: The Atlantic World through the Eyes of Free People of Color 13 Chapter Three Living in Color: Native and Immigrant Free People of Color in Their Communities 35 Chapter Four Til Death Do Us Part: Engagement, Elopement, Marriage, and Widowhood 67 vi the conceptualization of race in colonial puerto rico Chapter Five A Fusion of the Races: Free People of Color and the Growth of Puerto Rican Society 85 Appendix Maps Caribbean Region 97 Puerto Rico 98 Tables Populations of Free People of Color, Whites, and Slaves In the Caribbean at the End of the Eighteenth Century 99 Racial Proportions in Puerto Rico, 1779 to 1830 100 Free People of Color as a Percentage of the Total Population of the Country 101 Glossary 103 Further Reading 107 Bibliography 117 Index 127
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