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Title Africans to Spanish America [electronic resource] : expanding the diaspora / edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, Ben Vinson, III.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 279 p. : maps.
Series New Black studies series
New Black studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-262) and index.
Contents The Shape of a Diaspora : The Movement of Afro-Iberians to Colonial Spanish America / Leo Garofalo -- African Diasporic Ethnicity in Mexico City to 1650 / Frank "Trey" Proctor -- To Be Free and Lucumí : Ana de la Calle and Making African Diaspora Identities in Colonial Peru / Rachel Sarah O'Toole -- Between the Cross and the Sword : Religious Conquest and Maroon Legitimacy in Colonial Esmeraldas / Charles Beatty-Medina -- Finding Saints in an Alley : Afro-Mexicans in Early Eighteenth-Century Mexico City / Joan Cameron Bristol -- The Religious Servants of Lima, 1600-1700 / Nancy E. van Deusen -- Whitening Revisited : Nineteenth-Century Cuban Counterpoints / Karen Y. Morrison -- Tensions of Race, Gender, and Midwifery in Colonial Cuba / Michele B. Reid --The African American Experience in Comparative Perspective : The Current Question of the Debate / Herbert S. Klein.
Summary "Exploring the connections between colonial Latin American historiography and the scholarship on the African Diaspora in the Spanish empires, Africans to Spanish America points to the continuities as well as disjunctures between the two fields of study. While a majority of the research on the colonial diaspora focuses on the Caribbean and Brazil, analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes open up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of multiple African identities. Therefore, it is critically important to expand the lens of the Diaspora framework that has come to shape so much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas. Comprised of nine original essays, this volume is organized into three sections. Starting with voluntary and forced migrations across the Atlantic, Part I explores four distinct cases of identity construction that intersect with ongoing debates in African Diaspora scholarship regarding the models of continuity and creolization in the Americas. Part II interrogates how enslaved and free people employed their rights as Catholics to present themselves as civilized subjects, loyal Christians, and resisters to slavery. Part III asks how free people of color claimed categories of inclusion based on a identities of professional medical practitioners of "white" in transformative moments of the late colonial period"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Bryant, Sherwin K.
O'Toole, Rachel Sarah.
Vinson, Ben, III.
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Blacks -- Latin America -- History.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Latin America -- History.
Slavery -- Latin America -- History.
Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church.
Slavery and the church -- Latin America.
African diaspora.
Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780252036637 (hardback)
9780252093715 (e-book)