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Africans and Native Americans : The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples - Jack D. Forbes

Africans and Native Americans

The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

Paperback Published: 1st May 1993
ISBN: 9780252063213
Number Of Pages: 352

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This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

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"A refreshing analysis of race in the Americas." -- Molefi K. Asante

Introductionp. 1
Africans and Americans: Inter-Continental Contacts Across the Atlantic, to 1500p. 6
The Intensification of Contacts: Trans-Atlantic Slavery and Interaction, after 1500p. 26
Negro, Black and Moor: The Evolution of These Terms as Applied to Native Americans and Othersp. 65
Loros, Pardos and Mestizos: Classifying Brown Peoplesp. 93
The Mulatto Concept: Origin and Initial Usep. 131
Part-Africans and Part-Americans as Mulatosp. 151
The Classification of Native Americans as Mulattoes in Anglo-North Americap. 190
Mustees, Half-Breeds and Zambosp. 221
Native Americans as Pardos and People of Colorp. 239
African-American Contacts and the Modern Re-Peopling of the Americasp. 265
Notesp. 272
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780252063213
ISBN-10: 025206321X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st May 1993
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2