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They made their homes in the most distant urban barrios” (115). This unwittingly strategic placement coupled with the absence or always-threatened security of the family structure “within the slave community induced many Afro-Veracruzanos to seek social bonds in the broader population” (115). Thus Not fully accepted into either the creole Hispanic or the native Indian community, Afro-castas and blacks lived in both. As a result AfroVeracruzanos consistently represented the most socially outgoing element with the developing regional populations.
17 The attendant disassociation of being-in-culture, noun or gerund, establishes a distance between apparent mastery in one context (popular culture) and seeming incapacity in another (elite culture). Thus, just as Wynter states that her “concern is with connections” (“We Must Learn” 307), so too is that of this project: “not the ‘actual’ interconnection of ‘things,’ but the conceptual interconnection of problems” (Max Weber, qtd. in Moretti 55). And Blackness in tandem with uprootedness as they were uniquely “invented, constructed and formally instituted” (Hobsbawm and Ranger 1) in the Americas represents a problem of competing historical versions and interests.
He first affirms that “Según la tradición oral, transmitida de generación en generación, Tarmas es un pueblo antiguo” (13) [according to oral tradition, transmitted from generation to generation, Tarmas is an ancient town], founded by indigenous peoples and later parceled out in encomiendas to be assigned to the conquering Spanish. Cuando se promulga la abolición total de la esclavitud, los negros al sentirse liberados no sabían qué hacer. Muchos salieron de las haciendas Territoriality: Becoming Places / 29 alegres y contentos, pero sin ningún rumbo fijo.