New narratives about the island of Hispaniola are indispensable to understanding relations between the Dominican Republic and Haiti beyond assumed xenophobia and Dominican racial superiority. Transnational Hispaniola offers a new perspective long overdue in Hispaniola studies. In this collection of essays edited by April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram, the authors engage in a discussion that looks at Hispaniola in its entirety. Looking at the entire island is sine qua non in creating a pan-Caribbean unity based on Caribbean African ancestry, anticolonial struggles, and present interconnections. This collection emerged from the Transnational Hispaniola conference, held at Rutgers University from 2010 until 2016; the editors arranged the book with the purpose of informing a wider audience of the papers presented at these conferences.

This book's contributors provide an insightful and cohesive analysis of Hispaniola from an interdisciplinary perspective. Transnationalism works as the...

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