Africans to Spanish America : expanding the diaspora / edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole and Ben Vinson, III. - Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (279 pages) : maps. - JSTOR eBooks The new Black studies series . - New Black studies series. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-262) and index.

Shape of a diaspora : the movement of Afro-Iberians to Colonial Spanish America / African diasporic ethnicity in Mexico City to 1650 / To be free and Lucumí : Ana de la Calle and making African diaspora identities in colonial Peru / Between the cross and the sword : religious conquest and maroon legitimacy in Colonial Esmeraldas / Afro-Mexican saintly devotion in a Mexico City alley / "Lord walks among the pots and pans" : religious servants of colonial Lima / Whitening revisited : nineteenth-century Cuban counterpoints / Tensions of race, gender, and midwifery in colonial Cuba / African American experience in comparative perspective : the current question of the debate / Leo Garofalo -- Frank "Trey" Proctor -- Rachel Sarah O'Toole -- Charles Beatty-Medina -- Joan C. Bristol -- Nancy E. van Deusen -- Karen Y. Morrison -- Michele Reid-Vazquez -- Herbert S. Klein. pt. 1. Complicating identity in the African diaspora to Spanish America. pt. 2. Royal subjects, loyal Christians, and saints in the alley. pt. 3. Comparisons and whitening revisited : race and gender in colonial Cuba.

"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"--

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Blacks--History.--Latin America
Blacks--Race identity--History.--Latin America
Slavery--History.--Latin America
Slavery and the church--Catholic Church.
Slavery and the church--Latin America.
African diaspora.

F1419.N4 / A39 2012

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