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In the quest to understand the Panamanian suite these books are important to read:

1. Radical Moves by lara putnam

2. uneven encounters by micol seigel



Castillero Calvo, Alfredo. Cultura Alimentaria y Globalización. Panamá: Imprenta Editora Novo Art, 2010.

Castillero Calvo, Alfredo. La Ciudad Imaginada: El Casco Viejo De Panama. Pan- ama: Ministerio de la Presidencia, 1999.

Castillero Calvo, Alfredo. Nueva Historia General de Panamá, Vol. I. Panama: Comisión del Bicentenario de la Fundación de Panamá, 2019.

Cohen, Gerald Leonard. Origin of the Term “Jazz.” Missouri: Gerald Leonard Cohen, 2015.

Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York and London: Routledge, 2000.

Conniff, Michael L. Black Labor on a White Canal: Panama, 1904–1981. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. 

Corinealdi, Kaysha. Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twenti- eth Century. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022.

Dussel, Enrique. “Eurocentrism and Modernity (Introduction to the Frankfurt Lectures).” boundary 2 20, no. 3 (Autumn, 1993). The Postmodernism Debate in Latin America.

Flores-Villalobos, Joan. The Silver Women: How Black Women’s Labor Made the Panama Canal. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2023.

Foster, Noel. Las expresiones musicales en Panama: una aproximacion. Panama: Editorial Universitaria, 1997.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2000.

Guerron-Montero, Carla Maria. From Temporary Migrants to Permanent Attrac- tions: Tourism, Cultural Heritage, and Afro-Antillean Identities in Panama. Tus- caloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2020.

Jenkins, Willard, ed. Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022.

Kahn, Paul N. “Call of the Freaks, Luis Russell & Louis Armstrong, Musical Pals.” PhD diss. Rutgers University, 2018.

Klein, Herbert S. and Ben Vinson III. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Lapidus, Benjamin. New York and the International Sound of Latin Music. Missis- sippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2020.

Lasso, Marixa. Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.

Mercer, Michelle. Footprints: The Life and Work of Wayne Shorter. New York: TarcherPerigee, 2007.

Mignolo, Walter. Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.
Miller, Ivor. Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Morrison, Toni. The Origin of Others. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Newton, Velma. Los hombres del “silver roll”: migracion antillana a Panama,1850–1914. Panama: Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panama, 1995.

Newton, Velma. The Silver Men: West Indian Labour Migration to Panama 1850–1914. Kingston: Ian Randle, 2004.

Parker, Jeffrey Wayne. “Empire’s Angst: The Politics of Race, Migration, and Sex Work in Panama, 1903–1945.” PhD diss. University of Texas, 2013.

Perez Price, Ariel. Pionero-La historia de Luis Russell. Panama: Miss Hilda Press, 2021.

Pulido Ritter, Luis. “Filosofía De La nación romántica Seis Ensayos críticos Sobre El Pensamiento Intelectual y filosófico en Panamá 1930–1960.” In Colección Ricardo Miró. Panama: Institucio Nacional del Cultura, 2007.

Pulido Ritter, Luis. “Lord Cobra: Del Cosmopolitismo Decimonónico y Del Folklor- ismo Al Cosmopolitismo Diaspórico.” Istmo 20 (June 2010). http://istmo.denison .edu.

Putnam, Lara. “Jazzing Sheiks at the 25 Cent Bram: Panama and Harlem as Carib- bean Crossroads, circa 1910–1940.” Journal of Latin American Studies 25, no. 3 (2016): 339.
Putnam, Lara. “Provincializing Harlem: The ‘Negro Metropolis’ as Northern Frontier of a Connected Caribbean.” Modernism/Modernity 20, no. 3 (September 2013): 469−84.
Putnam, Lara. Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Pantheon Books, 1978.

Seigel, Micol. Uneven Encounters: Making Race and Nation in Brazil and the United States. North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2009.

Senior, Olive. Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2014.

Steinitz, Matti. “Soulful Sancocho.” The Black Scholar 52, no. 1 (2022): 15−26.

Thompson, Katrina Dyonne. Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2014.

Vinson III, Ben and Herbert S. Klein. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Watson, Sonja Stephenson. The Politics of Race in Panama. Gainseville: University of Florida Press, 2017.

Zizek, Slavoj. Violence. London: Profile, 2008.

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