Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home » Romance Languages » Lisa Surwillo
Document Actions

Lisa Surwillo

From the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic: The Nineteenth-Century Trade in Yucatecos.

 

When the British attempted to abolish the transatlantic slave trade in human labor from Africa to Cuba, Spanish landowners looked to Ireland, the Canary Islands, and China to fill a labor gap in their largest colony. In addition, they initiated a trade in Amerindians from the Yucatan Peninsula, a mere 200 nm from Eastern Cuba. This paper offers an analysis of a historized use of the concept of “the Atlantic,” as it was contested by British and Spanish politicians who debated, in diplomatic terms, whether or not said trade constituted a transatlantic traffic. I examine how the Spanish resisted a British view of a single Atlantic, organized by their naval prowess and ideological conceptualization of trans-oceanic connections.

Latest News

 

ADVISING SPRING 2017


Find ALL updates & info. to French Study Programs HERE! 


Spring 2017 - Tutoring Services. Now available!


Writing tutoring available in Spanish and Italian for the Fall 2016 semester. Click Here

PLACEMENT EXAMS

For French, Italian and Spanish placement test dates, click here


STUDY ITALIAN DIASPORA CULTURE THIS SUMMER IN ITALY
The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost to the University is offering four fellowships ($1,500 each) for CUNY PhD students and/or faculty to attend the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar this coming June for three weeks in Italy. Find for more information on the program schedule and faculty here.