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Beyond the Walled City: Colonial Exclusion in Havana

Guadalupe García


Security was the primary concern of colonial empire in the Americas, and nowhere was this more evident than in the walled port city of colonial Havana. Looking within, through, and beyond the colonial processes responsible for Havana's walls, Beyond the Walled City explores the complex history of Havana's relationship to colonial empire. The city walls, built in the early seventeenth century, defended Havana from pirates and corsairs and from the other Atlantic empires, Spain’s competitors. Through the groundbreaking and urbanization debates that surrounded their construction and demolition, G ... More

Keywords: Havana, colonialism, empire, exclusion, race, urban space, urban planning, walled city, Latin American cities, Cuba

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286030
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guadalupe García, author
Tulane University

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