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Panel Discussion on The Spanish Constitution of Cádiz of 1812

  • Date
    Mon, Mar 03

    Time
    12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Website
    http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/dsi/

    Address
    NAC
    CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library
    160 Convent Ave New York, N.Y. 10031

    Location
    NAC, 2/202

    p: 212.650.7496

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    Issues of Citizenship, Ideology, Race, and Class in the Spanish Speaking Caribbean

    The Spanish Constitution of Cádiz of 1812 is perceived as the earliest institutional manifestation of a desire to establish a liberal State in Spain because for the first time the power of the State was limited and some individual rights and social freedoms were granted to Spaniards.  What were the repercussions of the 1812 Spanish Constitution in the colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo Español? What was the Constitution’s impact in the mentalities of the colonial societies; on the everyday life of the different racial groups; in the ideologies that ensued once these societies were no longer under the rule of Spain?

    Panelists:
    Dr. Eric Weitz, Dean of Humanities and Arts, the City College of New York
    Dr. Jorge Chinea, Director, Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies, Wayne State University
    Dr. Raúl Navarro, Researcher at the School of Hispanic –American Studies, Seville, Spain
    Fidel Tavarez, Ph.D. Graduate student, History Dept., Princeton University

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating.
    Light lunch will be served.

    Please Register at: www.cadiz-constitution.eventbrite.com
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