Beyond Black and Red: African-native Relations in Colonial Latin America

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Matthew Restall
UNM Press, 2005 - History - 303 pages
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Beyond Black and Red is the first book to deal primarily and specifically with relations between Africans and native peoples in colonial Latin America. Matthew Restall has collected nine essays that represent contributions to the larger fields of colonial Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. Among the subjects addressed are marriage and miscegenation, identity and nomenclature, cultural exchanges, labor, and cooperation in resisting colonialism versus collaboration.

The authors examine core areas such as Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Brazil, and peripheral ones such as Florida, Colombia, and the Orinoco basin. The contributors find that relations between black and native peoples were sometimes harmonious, sometimes hostile, depending on local dynamics and individual agendas. Native and black soldiers fought sometimes as comrades, sometimes as adversaries, and couples in mixed marriages might identify as Indian or as black depending on where the advantage lay in a given society.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
List of Illustrations
2
CHAPTER
7
Redskin Cigarettes packet from Colombia c 1975
9
chapter
15
Designs of the uniforms of the regiments of militia
26
Map of Sonora y Sinaloa
32
Map of the Mexican near North
39
Africans and Natives in the Mines of Spanish America
159
Illustration of gold panning from
164
Map of Colonial Yucatan and Guatemala
187
Distributions of the nonnative population
201
chapter eight
223
Map of the Caribbean of the Caribs
224
Chatoyer chief of the Caribs of St Vincent
235
CHAPTER NINE
245

Map of black fort settlements black villages
65
CHAPTER 3
81
Map of Colonial Brazil
82
German naturalist Maximilian prince of WiedNeuwied
107
Map of the Cholula region
117
Schematic representation of eighteenthcentury racial
255
Bibliography of References
269
Index
295
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