Date of Award

Fall 2021

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Bachelor of Arts


History Department


Several scholars have engaged with the era of the Dominican Republic’s history, approximately 1930-1961, defined by Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship, focusing on the political and economic repercussions of the regime. However, studying the era of the Trujillo dictatorship from the perspective of its social history reveals the extent to which the dictatorship permeated Dominican society and its citizens both on the island and in exile. This essay will expand on the history of the era through a focus on the efforts of writer activists living in the country and in exile to resist the dictatorship and its rhetoric, investigating the ways in which their resistance manifested based on their location.

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