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English-Speaking Communities in Latin America Since Independence


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Notes on the Contributors List of Tables List of Maps Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: ORIGINS A Community of Purpose: British Cultural Influence during the Spanish American Wars for Independence; K.Racine The British Community of Bahia, Brazil, 1810-1823; L.Guenther From Speculative to Substansive Boom: The British in Mexico, 1821-1911; B.A.Tenenbaum & J.N.McElveen The Formation of Hiberno-Argentine Society; P.McKenna Conflicts in the Pailon: The British Experience in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, 1860-1914; G.Fisher PART II: ARGENTINA The Anglo-Argentines: Work, Family and Identity, 1860-1914; D.Jakubs New Nations and Old Identities: The Anglo-Argentines and the South Atlantic Conflict; F.Cortes-Conde PART II: CHILE The British Communities in Nineteenth-Century Chile: Engagement and Isolation; J.Mayo The British and their Descendants in Chilean Patagonia; L.Nock PART IV: BRAZIL Imagining Brazil: The Recruitment of English Labourers as Brazilian Colonos; O.Marshall British Football with a Brazilian Beat: The Early History of a National Pastime, 1894-1933; D.J.Davis PART V: CARIBBEAN BASIN The Bay Islands English: Stages in the Evolution of a Cultural Identity; R.A.Graham Identity in Transition: From West Indian Immigrant to Afro-Constarricense; R.N.Harpelle San Andres: An Islander Comeback?; J.Ross Index

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FLORENCIA CORTAeS-CONDE Director, Communications Programme, Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires DARIAeN J. DAVID Associate Professor of History, Middlebury College, Vermont GEOFFREY FISHER Geography Department, University of Derby ROSS A. GRAHAM Freelance Teacher LOUISE GUENTHER Assistant Professor of History, St John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico RONALD HARPELLE Assistant Professor of History, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario DEBORAH JAKUBS Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Perkins Library of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina PATRICK McKENNA Independent Researcher JAMES N. McELVEEN Editor, US Department of State JOHN MAYO Senior Lecturer in History, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados LAURIE NOCK Anthropology Instructor, Grande Prairie Regional College, Alberta KAREN RACINE Assistant Professor of History, Valparaiso University, Indiana JIM ROSS Senior Lecturer in English and Communications, London Guildhall University BARBARA A. TENENBAUM Specialist in Mexican Culture, US Library of Congress

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OLIVER MARSHALL is an independent writer/researcher based in London. He was recently Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. His previous publications include The Rough Guide to Brazil (with David Cleary and Dilwyn Jenkins), Ship of Hope: The Basque Refugee Children and The English Language Press in Latin America.


'Collections of essays often too broadly or too narrowly circumscribe their topic to be useful for comparative purposes, but this collection works well.' - British Bulletin of Publications

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