Allied América: The Conspiracies of Benito Cereno and Bolívar in Haiti

Evelyn Soto

University of Pennsylvania

Evelyn Soto is a Ph.D. Candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching and research interests focus on late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, hemispheric studies, and colonial and postcolonial studies. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled "Beyond the Black Legend: Spanish American Political Imaginaries in the U.S., 1800-1859." This project assembles a counter-archive that narrates Spanish America's benighted sovereignty as an opportunity to forge new lexicons and imaginaries for political community capable of contesting Anglo American power in the hemisphere. 


Evelyn Soto, University of Pennsylvania, "Allied América: The Conspiracies of Benito Cereno and Bolívar in Haiti"After a year of exile in Kingston, Jamaica, and of fruitless attempts to enlist British and U.S. support for... [ view full abstract ]


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