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Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, Maria Fadiman 2019 Florida Atlantic University

Can The Use Of A Specific Species Influence Habitat Conservation? Case Study Of The Ethnobotany Of The Palm Iriartea Deltoidea And Conservation In Northwestern Ecuador, Maria Fadiman

Journal of Latin American Geography

This study explores the concept of conservation through plant use, through the palm, Iriartea deltoidea, (Arecaceae) in the rainforests of Ecuador. The study area is in the Mache-Chindul Ecological Reserve, one of the hotspots of biodiversity. Mestizos and Afro-Ecuadorians live in and around the reserve, and this paper looks at how these groups utilize the palm, mostly for construction, and how the palm’s importance relates to conservation. Particular attention here focuses on the concept of perceptions and actions in relation to protection of a valued resource. Since I. deltoidea is central for these people and intact forests provide the ...


Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021, 2019 Louisiana State University

Jlag International Editorial Board 2019-2021

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Johnny Finn 2019 Christopher Newport University

Letter From The Editor, Johnny Finn

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Artistic Syncretism In Latin America: From Olmec To Spanish Colonialism, Nicole Timm 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Artistic Syncretism In Latin America: From Olmec To Spanish Colonialism, Nicole Timm

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The purpose of this paper is to provide a historic and systematic review of colonial Latin American art. The first half will focus on the ancient arts created by the ancient civilizations that sculpted culture in Latin America centuries before the Spanish were aware another continent existed. The latter portion of the paper will look to the post-colonial period. It will begin by delving into the influence of European artistic styles blending with Latin American culture and style of painting and vice versa. The final goal of this paper is to uncover the syncretism that took place across Latin America ...


1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt, 2019 California State University, Monterey Bay

1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume I of the Missions and Missionaries in California was compiled from original sources and was intended to serve as an introduction to the history of what was referred to as Upper or Alta California. This volume addresses the origin of the missions in Lower California, it's discovery, efforts to colonize the lower peninsula, the endeavors to establish a government, learn the language, introduction of agriculture, failure of the Spanish government to adequately fund the missions, establishment of various missions, the Jesuits decline, the Franciscan period; efforts to establish missions in Upper California by Fr. Junipero Serra, Fr. Palóu ...


From The Spanish Atlantic Archives To The Classroom In The Arctic: Perspectives On Linking Digital Projects And Undergraduate Research In History, Rachael Ball, Caroline Streff, Brittney Anderson, Lauren Caraghar, John Macy 2019 University of Alaska Anchorage

From The Spanish Atlantic Archives To The Classroom In The Arctic: Perspectives On Linking Digital Projects And Undergraduate Research In History, Rachael Ball, Caroline Streff, Brittney Anderson, Lauren Caraghar, John Macy

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

This article discusses the creation, development, and use of a digital archive of early modern Spanish and colonial Cuban sources from faculty and undergraduate student perspectives. The student authors of this essay include members of a digital team, who researched specific topics and aided in the development of the ePortfolio, and students who piloted the digital archive as a resource for the classroom, including for use in research papers. We make the case for using digital tools to broaden access to materials and to help students understand historical research methodologies. We see this as a potential model for faculty, including ...


Chinese Cubans: Transnational Origins And Revolutionary Integration, Kevin J. Morris 2019 Georgia College and State University

Chinese Cubans: Transnational Origins And Revolutionary Integration, Kevin J. Morris

The Corinthian

The Chinese legacy in Cuba exists in a dual state, at once both a fundamental aspect of the Cuban people and the Cuban nationality while also an oft-overlooked strand in the fabric of Cuban society and culture. While today the official number of Chinese-born Cubans in Cuba is low, the number of Chinese-descendants in Cuba may well number in the hundreds of thousands. This duality merits exploration, as it sheds light on the unique experiences of Chinese Cubans and Chinese-descendants through several eras of Cuban history. Most interestingly, the role and presence of Chinese Cubans in the Cuban Revolution provides ...


Teresa Carreño’S Early Years In Caracas: Cultural Intersections Of Piano Virtuosity, Gender, And Nation-Building In The Nineteenth Century, Laura Pita 2019 University of Kentucky

Teresa Carreño’S Early Years In Caracas: Cultural Intersections Of Piano Virtuosity, Gender, And Nation-Building In The Nineteenth Century, Laura Pita

Theses and Dissertations--Music

This dissertation studies the musical activities of the Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) during her formative years in Caracas. It examines the sources that pertain to her musical environment, early piano training, and first compositions in the context of the growth in Caracas of the practices of recreational sociability, the increasing influence of virtuosic music, and the tradition of private concert-making sponsored by devoted music amateurs. This study argues that Teresa Carreño’s musical upbringing occurred in a social and cultural context in which Enlightenment-framed ideologies of civilization and social progress, shaped in fundamental ways the perceptions of ...


John E. Fagg Papers, University Archives and Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University 2019 Louisiana Tech University

John E. Fagg Papers, University Archives And Special Collections, Prescott Memorial Library, Louisiana Tech University

Manuscript Finding Aids

Personal and professional papers of historian Dr. John E. Fagg.


Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti 2019 Chapman University

Spanish California Missions: An Economic Success, Lynne Doti

Economics Faculty Articles and Research

Starting in 1769, the Spanish established missions in Alta California. A small band of soldiers, Franciscan priests and volunteers walked from Baja California to San Francisco Bay through semi-arid, scarcely populated land stopping occasionally to establish a location for a religious community. Usually two priests, a few soldiers and a few Indians from Baja California settled at the spot. Their only resources for starting an economy were themselves, a few animals and a nearby source of water. They attracted the local Indians to join the community and perform the work necessary to create a strong economy. After only a few ...


Umsl Faculty Expertise, 2018 Selected Works

Umsl Faculty Expertise

Deborah Cohen

Research Capabilities: Archival Research; Ethnography (Participant Observation); Historical Method; and Languages (Spanish)


Entwined Threads Of Red And Black: The Hidden History Of Indigenous Enslavement In Louisiana, 1699-1824, Leila K. Blackbird 2018 University of New Orleans

Entwined Threads Of Red And Black: The Hidden History Of Indigenous Enslavement In Louisiana, 1699-1824, Leila K. Blackbird

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Contrary to nationalist teleologies, the enslavement of Native Americans was not a small and isolated practice in the territories that now comprise the United States. This thesis is a case study of its history in Louisiana from European contact through the Early American Period, utilizing French Superior Council and Spanish judicial records, Louisiana Supreme Court case files, statistical analysis of slave records, and the synthesis and reinterpretation of existing scholarship. This paper primarily argues that it was through anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity and with the utilization of socially constructed racial designations that “Indianness” was controlled and exploited, and that Native Americans ...


The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Poetry Of "Build The Wall", Reece Jones

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder 2018 University of Arizona

The Border Wall And Beyond: Political And Environmental Perspectives, Margaret Wilder

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado 2018 Central Washington University

Petro-Geographies And Hydrocarbon Realities In Latin America, Matthew Fry, Elvin Delgado

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney 2018 New York University

Letter From The Editor, Christopher Gaffney

Journal of Latin American Geography

No abstract provided.


Guest Editor's Introduction, John Lowe 2018 University of Georgia

Guest Editor's Introduction, John Lowe

The Southern Quarterly

One of the consequences of situating the U. S. as part of the circumCaribbean is that it creates an opportunity to examine important subjects—such as slavery, agricultural production, trade patterns, immigration, diaspora, travel writing and tourism—through a more comprehensive lens. Numerous slave owners had plantations in both the lower South and on the islands. Maroon culture created by runaways were common across the circumCaribbean, be they in lowland swamps or mountain retreats. Runaways also found refuge with Native Americans, leading to intermarriage and cultural exchange. Transnational studies are beginning to clear away artificial barriers separating the peoples and ...


Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story Of Indian Enslavement In America, Emily A. Willard 2018 The University of Washington

Book Review: The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story Of Indian Enslavement In America, Emily A. Willard

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

No abstract provided.


From Riots To Sovereignty: United States Policy Makers Ideas, Perceptions, And Reactions To The Panamanian Struggle For Sovereignty, William Edward Humphrey 2018 Winthrop University

From Riots To Sovereignty: United States Policy Makers Ideas, Perceptions, And Reactions To The Panamanian Struggle For Sovereignty, William Edward Humphrey

Graduate Theses

After the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty of 1903 the Panamanian people had to live in an occupied country. The U.S. took control of a ten-mile stretch of land surrounding a canal of immense importance to world trade. The U.S. policy makers ignored the pleas, complaints, and demonstrations of the Panamanian people as they struggled for sovereignty in their country. This thesis will show, through the use of primary sources from the U.S. government that U.S. policy makers refused to see the importance of sovereignty to the Panamanian people until the 1964 Panamanian Flag Riots. After that episode, U ...


Martinez's "The Story Of Latino Protestants In The United States" (Book Review), Scott Rosen 2018 Azusa Pacific University

Martinez's "The Story Of Latino Protestants In The United States" (Book Review), Scott Rosen

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


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