By Ernesto Bassi

In An Aqueous Territory Ernesto Bassi strains the configuration of a geographic house he calls the transimperial larger Caribbean among 1760 and 1860. targeting the Caribbean coast of latest Granada (present-day Colombia), Bassi exhibits that the region's citizens didn't dwell their lives bounded by way of geopolitical borders. particularly, the cross-border actions of sailors, investors, revolutionaries, indigenous peoples, and others mirrored their perceptions of the Caribbean as a transimperial space where alternate, details, and folks circulated, either conforming to and in defiance of imperial rules. Bassi demonstrates that the islands, continental coasts, and open waters of the transimperial higher Caribbean constituted an area that used to be at the same time Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Danish, Anglo-American, African, and indigenous. Exploring the "lived geographies" of the region's dwellers, Bassi demanding situations preconceived notions of the lifestyles of discrete imperial spheres and the inevitable emergence of autonomous geographical regions whereas offering insights into how humans envision their very own futures and make experience in their position within the world.

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