Africans to Spanish America

Africans to Spanish America

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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 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._x000B__x000B_Contributors are Joan C. Bristol, Nancy E. van Deusen, Leo J. Garofalo, Herbert S. Klein, Charles Beatty-Medina, Karen Y. Morrison, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, Frank qTreyq Proctor III, and Michele Reid-Vazquez.... petitioned to receive the habit of donada because it was the wish ofMaria de Rojas, whom Maria de Escobar referred to ... donadas sought to define themselves primarily as spiritual beings in spite of how others perceived them. 114 Although ... When Ursula de lesus lamented as she talked with God that a€œ they say the profession of the donadas has no value, a€ she received the following reply: a€œThere is aanbsp;...

Title:Africans to Spanish America
Author:Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2012-03-22


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