Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Social Science - 344 pages
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Africans and Native Americans (the book) explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.
  

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This book is a very interesting look into the repopulation of the americas. Lots of very suprising findings, such as the meaning of "black", "negro", etc. Originally had no racial/ethnic connotation.

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When I found this book, I was editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut and told EVERYONE to read it - history that connects African and Native Americans are scarce... this book is highly recommended! Read full review

Contents

Africans and Americans InterContinental Contacts Across the Atlantic to 1500
6
The Intensification of Contacts TransAtlantic Slavery and Interaction after 1500
26
Negro Black and Moor The Evolution of These Terms as Applied to Native Americans and Others
65
Loros Pardos and Mestizos Classifying Brown Peoples
93
The Mulato Concept Origin and Initial Use
131
PartAfricans and PartAmericans as Mulatos
151
The Classification of Native Americans as Mulattoes in AngloNorth America
190
Mustees HalfBreeds and Zambos
221
Native Americans as Pardos and People of Color
239
AfricanAmerican Contacts and the Modern RePeopling of the Americas
265
Notes
272
Bibliography
315
Index
335
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Jack D. Forbes was the director of Native American studies at the University of California-Davis and the author of Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism.

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