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Struggle and Survival in Colonial America

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ISBN13:

9780520045019

ISBN10:
0520045017
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1982
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr

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Summary

Here are the fascinating stories of twenty-three little-known but remarkable inhabitants of the Spanish, English, and Portuguese colonies of the New World between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Women and men of all the races and classes of colonial society may be seen here dealing creatively and pragmatically (if often not successfully) with the challenges of a harsh social environment. Such extraordinary "ordinary" people as the native priest Diego Vasicuio; the millwright Thomas Peters; the rebellious slave Gertrudis de Escobar; Squanto, the last of the Patuxets; and Micaela Angela Carillo, the pulque dealer, are presented in original essays. Works of serious scholarship, they are also written to catch the fancy and stimulate the historical imagination of readers. The stories should be of particular interest to students of the history of women, of Native Americans, and of Black people in the Americas. The Editors' introduction points out the fundamental unities in the histories of colonial societies in the Americas, and the usefulness of examining ordinary individual human experiences as a means both of testing generalizations and of raising new questions for research.

Table of Contents

General Introduction 1(16)
Gary B. Nash
David G. Sweet
I Survival Through Collective Struggle
Introduction
17(4)
Opechancanough: Indian Resistance Leader
21(17)
J. Frederick Fausz
Diego Vasicuio: Native Priest
38(11)
Ann M. Wightman
Red Shoes: Warrior and Diplomat
49(20)
Richard White
Thomas Peters: Millwright and Deliverer
69(17)
Gary B. Nash
Francisco Baquero: Shoemaker and Organizer
86(16)
Lyman L. Johnson
Damiana da Cunha: Catechist and Sertanista
102(26)
Mary Karasch
II Survival Through Individual Defiance
Introduction
123(5)
Martin Ocelotl: Clandestine Cult Leader
128(14)
J. Jorge Klor De Alva
Antonio de Gouveia: Adventurer and Priest
142(23)
Manoel Da Silveira Cardozo
Juan de Morga and Gertrudis de Escobar: Rebellious Slaves
165(24)
Solange Alberro
Cristobal Bequer: Wayward Prebend
189(25)
Paul B. Ganster
III Survival Through Individual Accommodation
Introduction
211(3)
Isable Moctezuma: Pioneer of Mestizaje
214(14)
Donald Chipman
Squanto: Last of the Patuxets
228(19)
Neal Salisbury
Beatriz de Padilla: Mistress and Mother
247(10)
Solange Alberro
Catarina de Monte Sinay: Nun and Entrepreneur
257(17)
Susan A. Soeiro
Francisca: Indian Slave
274(24)
David G. Sweet
IV Survival Through Competition
Introduction
295(3)
Miguel Hernandez: Master of Mule Trains
298(13)
John C. Super
Hernando de Valencia: Tax Promoter
311(20)
Fred Bronner
Enrico Martinez: Printer and Engineer
331(16)
Louisa Schell Hoberman
Jacob Young: Indian Trader and Interpreter
347(15)
Francis Jennings
Micaela Angela Carrillo: Widow and Pulque Dealer
362(14)
Edith Couturier
Joseph Rachell and Rachael Pringle-Polgreen: Petty Entrepreneurs
376(17)
Jerome S. Handler
Note on Contributors 393(4)
Illustration Credits 397


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