Black Rebels: The Cimarrons of Sixteenth-Century Panama

  title={Black Rebels: The Cimarrons of Sixteenth-Century Panama},
  author={R. Pike},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={243 - 266}
  • R. Pike
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Americas
The strategic location of the Isthmus of Panama within the commercial network of the Spanish Empire and the need to defend it has greatly influenced historical writing on sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Panama. Most studies have emphasized military and economic history and with few exceptions, have shown little interest in other aspects of Panamanian life. An excellent review of the historical literature on colonial Panama can be found in Christopher Ward, Imperial Panama: Commerce and… Expand
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