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Alcohol and Lowdown Culture in Caribbean Guatemala and Honduras, 1898–1922

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041629
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041629.003.0005
Alcohol and Lowdown Culture in Caribbean Guatemala and Honduras, 1898–1922

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This chapter by Frederick Douglass Opie focuses on the Guatemalan departments of Izabal and Zacapa, where two Caribbean Coast African diaspora communities developed, as well as on the bordering coastal region of Honduras, which had a similar demographic makeup. This chapter focuses on black immigrants in the lowland region. This essay focuses on the places where jazz was played and alcohol and food were consumed by examining three foreign institutions introduced to Guatemala from New Orleans and Jamaica during the national period: juke joints; honky-tonks; and rum shops.

Keywords: African diaspora; New Orleans; Black immigrants; Izabal; Zacapa; Juke joints; Jazz; Food; Jamaica

Chapter.  8801 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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