Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

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Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, Ben Vinson
University of Illinois Press, Feb 15, 2012 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Africans to Spanish America expands the diaspora framework to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African diaspora in the Spanish empires. Analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes opens up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of multiple African identities. The volume is arranged around three sub-themes: identity construction in the Americas; the struggle by enslaved and free people to present themselves as civilized, Christian, and resistant to slavery; and issues of cultural exclusion and inclusion.   Contributors are Joan Cameron Bristol, Nancy E. van Deusen, Leo Garafalo, Herbert S. Klein, Charles Beatty Medina, Karen Y. Morrison, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, Frank "Trey" Proctor, and Michele B. Reid.
 

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Contents

Introduction Sherwin K Bryant Ben Vinson III and Rachel Sarah OToole
1
Part 1 Complicating Identity in the African Diaspora to Spanish America
25
Part 2 Royal Subjects Loyal Christians and Saints in the Alley
93
Race and Gender in Colonial Cuba
161
Glossary
223
Bibliography
229
List of Contributors
263
Acknowledgments
268
Index
269
back cover
283
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Sherwin K. Bryant is an assistant professor of African American studies and history at Northwestern University. Rachel Sarah O'Toole is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. Ben Vinson III is a professor of Latin American history and the director of the Africana Research Center at Johns Hopkins University.

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