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By Ernesto Bassi

ISBN-10: 0822362201

ISBN-13: 9780822362203

ISBN-10: 0822362406

ISBN-13: 9780822362401

In An Aqueous Territory Ernesto Bassi strains the configuration of a geographic area he calls the transimperial higher Caribbean among 1760 and 1860. concentrating on the Caribbean coast of recent Granada (present-day Colombia), Bassi exhibits that the region's citizens didn't stay their lives bounded by way of geopolitical borders. fairly, the cross-border actions of sailors, investors, revolutionaries, indigenous peoples, and others mirrored their perceptions of the Caribbean as a transimperial space where alternate, details, and other people circulated, either conforming to and in defiance of imperial rules. Bassi demonstrates that the islands, continental coasts, and open waters of the transimperial larger Caribbean constituted an area that was once concurrently Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Danish, Anglo-American, African, and indigenous. Exploring the "lived geographies" of the region's dwellers, Bassi demanding situations preconceived notions of the life of discrete imperial spheres and the inevitable emergence of self sustaining realms whereas offering insights into how humans envision their very own futures and make experience in their position within the world.

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