Ciudad Trujillo

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Ciudad Trujillo

Ciudad Trujillo, official name given to the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 8 January 1936, in honor of President Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. On 21 November 1961, almost six months after Trujillo's assassination, the city was renamed Santo Domingo, as it had been called since its founding in 1496. During Trujillo's domination (1930–1961) the city grew from a population of less than 100,000 to nearly 400,000 and experienced considerable modernization. The metropolitan area in 2005 had more than 2,000,000 inhabitants.

See alsoTrujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidasxml .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Germán E. Ornes, Trujillo: Little Caesar of the Caribbean (1958).

Robert D. Crassweller, Trujillo: The Life and Times of a Caribbean Dictator (1966).

Howard Wiarda, Dictatorship, Development, and Disintegration: Politics and Social Change in the Dominican Republic (1975).

Jacinto Gimbernard, Historia de Santo Domingo, 7th ed. (1978).

Additional Bibliography

Alvarez López, Luis. Estado y sociedad durante la dictadura de Trujillo. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Editora Cole, 2001.

Diederich, Bernard. Trujillo: The Death of a Dictator. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2000.

López-Calvo, Ignacio. God and Trujillo: Literary and Cultural Representations of the Dominican Dictator. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Roorda, Eric. The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930–1945. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998.

                               Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.

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