Captaincy general


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the office, power, territory, or jurisdiction of a captain general; as, the captaincy general of La Habana (Cuba and its islands).

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Leagues away from the Spanish Crown and thousands of kilometers away from the Viceroyalty of New Spain, the social landscape of the Captaincy General of Guatemala was drafted using a palette that sketched populations according to its own rules.
One of the most long-lasting barriers was the propagation of the myth that African slavery was never instituted in the Captaincy General of Guatemala.
I argue that eliminating black-identified racial categories and granting manumission to the last slaves in the Captaincy General of Guatemala set the stage for romantic representations of black peoples in Central American letters, for they could only be apprehended and subjected to representation in the elsewhere of "fiction.