Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire

Deguzman, Maria

Published by Univ of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816645272 / ISBN 13: 9780816645275
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.9 avg rating
(10 ratings)

Synopsis: England and the Netherlands, Spain's imperial rivals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, imagined Spain as cruel and degenerate barbarians of la leyenda negra (the Black Legend), in league with the powers of "blackest darkness" and driven by "dark motives." In Spain's Long Shadow, Maria DeGuzman explores how this convenient demonization made its way into American culture - and proved essential to the construction of whiteness. DeGuzman's work reaches from the late eighteenth century - in the wake of the American Revolution - to the present. Surveying a broad range of texts and images from Poe's "William Wilson" and John Singer Sargent's "El Jaleo" to Richard Wright's "Pagan Spain" and Kathy Acker's Don Quixote, Spain's Long Shadow shows how the creation of Anglo-American ethnicity as specifically American has depended on the casting of Spain as a colonial alter ego. The symbolic power of Spain in the American imagination, DeGuzman argues, is not just a legacy of that nation's colonial presence in the Americas; it lives on as well in the "blackness" of Spain and Spainards - in the assigning of people of Spanish origin to an "off-white" racial category that reserves the designation of white for Anglo-Americans.By demonstrating how the Anglo-American imagination needs Spain and Spainards as figures of attraction and repulsion, DeGuzman makes a compelling and illuminating case for treating Spain as the imperial alter ego of the United States. Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, ambitious in its chronological sweep, and elegant in its interpretation of literary and visual works, DeGuzman's book leads us to a powerful new understanding of the nature - and history - American ethnicity.

About the Author: Maria DeGuzman is assistant professor of English and director of Latina/o studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, ...
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Press
Book Condition: BRAND NEW

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

DeGuzman, Maria
Published by Univ of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816645272 ISBN 13: 9780816645275
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Minnesota Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2780616

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Maria DeGuzman
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0816645272 ISBN 13: 9780816645275
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0816645272

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 1,575.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds