Translating Over, the Dominican Sugarcane Industry and its Victims Open Access

Archibald, Wrenica Ashley (2016)

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This honors thesis examines the complex nature of the sugarcane industry in the Dominican Republic and the role sugarcane has played throughout Dominican history in the difficult and at times hostile relationship between Dominicans and Haitians. By analyzing and translating several excerpts from Ramón Marrero Aristy's text, Over, this thesis recreates for readers the harsh environment that Haitian sugarcane workers experienced as well as explores and provides a holistic view of the manipulative capitalistic system symbolized in the term over. The aim of this thesis is to highlight and expose the social injustices of Dominican society by presenting a three-part translation of a text grounded in the historical, cultural and political constructs of the Dominican Republic.

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Historical Context of Dominican Republic. 1

Biography of Ramón Marrero Aristy. 11

Development of Sugar in the Dominican Republic. 16

Synopsis of Over. 22

Translation Theory. 30

Translation. 40

Part 1. 40

Part 2. 45

Part 3. 49

Bibliography. 53

References. 55

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