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Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora
edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole and Ben Vinson
contributions by Rachel Sarah O'Toole, Frank "Trey" Proctor, Michele Reid-Vazquez, Joan C. Bristol, Nancy E. Van Deusen, Leo J. Garofalo, Herbert S. Klein, Charles Beatty-Medina and Karen Y. Morrison
University of Illinois Press, 2014
Paper: 978-0-252-08001-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03663-7 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09371-5
Library of Congress Classification F1419.N4A39 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.80098


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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