Aline Helg (NHC Fellow, 2000–01)

Project Title

Free People of Color, Slaves, and Elite Whites in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1851

The University of Texas at Austin

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2000–01

Aline Helg wrote the manuscript for her book, entitled Liberty and Equality: Free People of Color, Elite Whites, Slaves, and Indians in Caribbean Colombia, 1770-1835; an article, entitled "Silencing Race: Afro-Caribbean Colombia and Early Nation Building, 1810-28," that will appear in a forthcoming book to be called Political Cultures in the Andes, 1750-1950, edited by Nils Jacobsen and Cristóbal Aljovín (Duke University Press, 2002); and a review of Eileen J. Suárez Findlay's Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920, that appeared in American Historical Review 106, no. 2 (2001).