Colonial Blackness Paperback

A History of Afro-Mexico

by Herman L Bennett;

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Colonial Blackness

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Asking readers to imagine a history of Mexico narrated through the experiences of Africans and their descendants, this book offers a radical reconfiguration of Latin American history. Using ecclesiastical and inquisitorial records, Herman L. Bennett frames the history of Mexico around the private lives and liberty that Catholicism engendered among enslaved Africans and free blacks, who became majority populations soon after the Spanish conquest. The resulting history of 17th-century Mexico brings forth tantalizing personal and family dramas, body politics, and stories of lost virtue and sullen honour. By focusing on these phenomena among peoples of African descent, rather than the conventional history of Mexico with the narrative of slavery to freedom figured in, Colonial Blackness presents the colonial drama in all its untidy detail.

Colonial Blackness by Herman L Bennett was published by Indiana University Press in November 2010. The ISBN for Colonial Blackness is 9780253223319.

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Details for Colonial Blackness

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIndiana University Press (November 2010)
Number of Pages248
Thickness17 mm
Height233 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code3967022
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