9780253217752

Africans In Colonial Mexico

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253217752

  • ISBN10:

    025321775X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-01
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

"This book charts new directions in thinking about the construction of new world identities.... Bennett does a masterful job." -- Judith A. Byfield, DartmouthIn this study of the largest population of free and slave Africans in the New World, Herman L. Bennett has uncovered much new information about the lives of slave and free blacks, the ways that their lives were regulated by the government and the Church, the impact upon them of the Inquisition, their legal status in marriage, and their rights and obligations as Christian subjects.

Author Biography

Herman L. Bennett is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Africans, Absolutism, and Archives 1(13)
Soiled Gods and the Formation of a Slave Society
14(19)
``The Grand Remedy'': Africans and Christian Conjugality
33(18)
Policing Christians: Persons of African Descent before the Inquisition and Ecclesiastical Courts
51(28)
Christian Matrimony and the Boundaries of African Self-Fashioning
79(47)
Between Property and Person: Jurisdictional Conflicts over Marriage
126(28)
Creoles and Christian Narratives
154(38)
Postscript 192(3)
Glossary 195(2)
Notes 197(56)
Selected Bibliography 253(20)
Index 273

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