“Represents a milestone in a new wave of scholarship on Haiti and the Dominican Republic and a model for the future of collaborative research in defiance of disciplinary borders. . . . Far more than simply imagining more emancipatory futures, this book provides a piece of the map towards realizing them.”—Bulletin of Latin American Research
“An insightful and cohesive analysis of Hispaniola from an interdisciplinary perspective. . . . These diversely trained authors cooperate in creating an integrated body of knowledge pertinent to understanding Hispaniola through new narratives that challenge stale approaches tainted by nationalist points of view. . . . A necessary book.”—Hispanic American Historical Review
“By providing an insightful introduction to new, more complex narratives of Haitian-Dominican relations being developed across the humanities and social research disciplines, Transnational Hispaniola enriches a new generation’s rejection of old tropes of fatal conflict.”—New West Indian Guide
“Offer[s] a true diversity of material seldom seen in an edited volume.”—The Americas
“Highly original and richly researched, this volume challenges many of the bedrock assumptions in Dominican and Haitian nationalist and statist thought, filling important gaps in the literature on the island in English.”—Lauren Derby, coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World
“This inspiring collection offers a new way of seeing the histories and futures of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.”—Laurent Dubois, author of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
April J. Mayes, associate professor of history at Pomona College, is the author of The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity. Kiran C. Jayaram, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida, is coeditor of Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements.
Publication of the paperback edition made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.