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Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel, Sebastiaan Faber, Pedro García-Caro, and Robert Patrick Newcomb

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620252

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620252.001.0001

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Looping the Loop: The African Vector in Hispanic Transatlantic Studies

Looping the Loop: The African Vector in Hispanic Transatlantic Studies

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(p.313) Chapter Twenty-Five Looping the Loop: The African Vector in Hispanic Transatlantic Studies1
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Transatlantic Studies
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Brad Epps

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620252.003.0026

This article examines the presence and absence, visibility and invisibility, of Africa from formulations of the trans-Atlantic focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. It critiques a long naturalised Ibero-American loop that tends to sidestep triangular and rhizomatic configurations and argues, amongst other things, that Spain’s colonization of the Americas finds in Africa both its prologue and its long, still ongoing, epilogue.

Keywords:   Africa, Slave trade, Equatorial Guinea, Colonialism, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, "El Desastre"

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