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Merengue and Dominican Identity

Music as National Unifier

  • Author: Sellers, Julie A.
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Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments     
  • Foreword: Stephen C. Ropp     
  • Introduction: “In Our Blood”     
  • 1. Colonial Legacy     
  • 2. Dominican Identity and the Haitian Other     
  • 3. Fragmentation, Personalism, Violence and Economic Ruin: The Period of the Great Caudillos     
  • 4. Merengue’s First Steps: 1844–1916     
  • 5. U.S. Occupation and Dominican Nationalism     
  • 6. In Step: Merengue in the Era of Trujillo     
  • 7. Post-Trujillo Politics: Continuity and Change     
  • 8. Post-Trujillo Merengue: Tradition, Innovative Freedom and Ethnic Questioning     
  • 9. Merengue and Transnational Identities     
  • 10. Caribbean Comparisons     
  • Conclusions: “Sólo se siente!”     
  • Bibliography     
  • Index