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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Creolization and Contraband by Linda M. Rupert

Professor Linda M. Rupert (History) has published Creolization and Contraband: Curaco in the Early Modern Atlantic World, a book that explores the language, commerce and cultural exchange of Curaco.

According to the publisher, Creolization and Contraband uses the history of CuraƧao to develop the first book-length analysis of the relationship between illicit interimperial trade and processes of social, cultural, and linguistic exchange in the early modern world. Rupert argues that by breaking through multiple barriers, smuggling opened particularly rich opportunities for cross-cultural and interethnic interaction. Far from marginal, these extra-official exchanges were the very building blocks of colonial society.

Additional information about this book can be found on the authors homepage

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