Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

En sus propios términos: negros y mulatos y sus luchas por la igualdad en Colombia, 1885-1947

Flórez-Bolívar, Francisco (2017) En sus propios términos: negros y mulatos y sus luchas por la igualdad en Colombia, 1885-1947. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

Download (1MB) | Preview


This dissertation explores the struggles of several groups of labor leaders, students and professionals of African descent, as they worked to achieve the unfulfilled promise of political, civil and social equality in Colombia between 1885 and 1947. It traces the individual and collective actions that black and mulatto people of Colombia’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts used to navigate a racial order and political regime dominated by the ideas of racial harmony in an age in which the ideology of “black renaissance” emerged in the Americas. Following their life histories and political trajectories, this work also reconstructs Afro Colombian efforts to get access to land, education, and housing as well as their political initiatives to assert control of their working conditions during the export boom and industrialization that took place in Colombia between 1885 and 1947. Integrating intellectual, social and political history, my dissertation seeks to place marginalized people and regions at the center of the political, social, racial and economic transformations of Colombia during the transition from nineteenth to twentieth century, with attention to broader histories of citizenship, mestizaje, national identities, and black internationalism.


Social Networking:
Share |


Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Flórez-Bolívar, Franciscofjf4@pittFJF4
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairAndrews, George
Committee MemberDe la Fuente,
Committee MemberGlasco,
Committee MemberPutnam,
Committee MemberRogers,
Date: 20 January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 28 July 2016
Approval Date: 20 January 2017
Submission Date: 28 November 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 289
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colombia, Afrocolombians, Race, Citizenship, Labor, Racial Harmony
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 20:45
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2017 06:15


Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item