The Dictator's Seduction: Gender and State Spectacle during the Trujillo Regime

@article{Derby2000TheDS,
  title={The Dictator's Seduction: Gender and State Spectacle during the Trujillo Regime},
  author={Lauren H. Derby},
  journal={Callaloo},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={1112 - 1146}
}
  • Lauren H. Derby
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Callaloo
  • In 1955, a Free World’s Fair of Peace and Confraternity was held in the Caribbeanisland nation of the Dominican Republic to celebrate the twenty-fifth year of the regime of strongman Rafael L. Trujillo (1930-1961).1 A full year of trade fairs, exhibits, dances and performances culminated in a floral promenade that showcased the dictator’s daughter, sixteen year-old María de los Angeles del Corazón de Jesús Trujillo Martínez, better known as Angelita, who was crowned queen during the central… CONTINUE READING
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