Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples / Edition 2

Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples / Edition 2

by Jack D. Forbes
     
 

Africans and Native Americans (the book) 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… See more details below

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Africans and Native Americans (the book) 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252063213
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
338,407
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Africans and Americans: Inter-Continental Contacts Across the Atlantic, to 15006
2The Intensification of Contacts: Trans-Atlantic Slavery and Interaction, after 150026
3Negro, Black and Moor: The Evolution of These Terms as Applied to Native Americans and Others65
4Loros, Pardos and Mestizos: Classifying Brown Peoples93
5The Mulatto Concept: Origin and Initial Use131
6Part-Africans and Part-Americans as Mulatos151
7The Classification of Native Americans as Mulattoes in Anglo-North America190
8Mustees, Half-Breeds and Zambos221
9Native Americans as Pardos and People of Color239
10African-American Contacts and the Modern Re-Peopling of the Americas265
Notes272
Bibliography315
Index335

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