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By Phyllis Goldstein

A handy Hatred chronicles a truly specific hatred via robust tales that permit readers to work out themselves within the tarnished reflect of heritage. It increases vital questions about the implications of our assumptions and ideology and the methods we, as participants and as contributors of a society, make differences among "us" and "them," correct and fallacious, strong and evil. those questions are either common and specific.

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But even though ethnicity and caste played central roles in determining social status, race entered into the equation by readily identifying the subservient castes, which comprised Africans, Indians, and their mixed racial descendants.  To socially conscious whites this behavior obviously posed a basic threat, particularly to their status. While they did not necessarily oppose social mobility, they were offended seeing descendants of African slaves dressed in apparel similar to their own. By the later eighteenth century, the elites' antipathy toward blacks and pardos took on an emotional quality akin to modern racism, but different in important ways.

35 Minor revolts that occurred in 1796, 1798, and 1799 in Coro and Maracaibo nevertheless kept alive the elites' lingering fear that racial warfare might break out in areas of Venezuela with heavy concentrations of slaves and free blacks.  But in 1816, they seemingly switched sides, joining the same creole faction against which they had recently fought a battle to the death. " and struck terror into the hearts of the Spaniards.  In 1819, he admonished the members of the Congress of Angostura to comprehend their own mixed origins.

While they did not necessarily oppose social mobility, they were offended seeing descendants of African slaves dressed in apparel similar to their own. By the later eighteenth century, the elites' antipathy toward blacks and pardos took on an emotional quality akin to modern racism, but different in important ways. " 28 About the only positive piece of information Dauxion­Lavaysse picked up about zambos reputed that mixed Afro­Indians led healthier lives, resisted diseases better, and seemed better suited physically for life in the tropics than any of their pure­blooded ancestors.

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