Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Latin America

Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Latin America

by Andrew B. Fisher
     
 

Gathers together some of the most important scholarship on race in colonial Latin America to examine how historical actors contested, appropriated, and transformed publicly-available markers of difference.See more details below

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Gathers together some of the most important scholarship on race in colonial Latin America to examine how historical actors contested, appropriated, and transformed publicly-available markers of difference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344209
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Latin America Otherwise Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Irene Silverblatt ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Racial Identities and Their Interpreters in Colonial Latin America Andrew B. Fisher Matthew D. O'Hara 1

1 Aristocracy on the Auction Block: Race, Lords, and the Perpetuity Controversy of Sixteenth-Century Peru Jeremy Mumford 39

2 A Market of Identities: Women, Trade, and Ethnic Labels in Colonial Potosí Jane E. Mangan 61

3 Legally Indian: Inquisitorial Readings of Indigenous Identity in New Spain David Tavárez 81

4 The Many Faces of Colonialism in Two Iberoamerican Borderlands: Northern New Spain and the Eastern Lowlands of Charcas Cynthia Radding 101

5 Humble Slaves and Loyal Vassals: Free Africans and Their Descendants in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil Mariana L. R. Dantas 115

6 Purchasing Whiteness: Conversations on the Essence of Pardo-ness and Mulatto-ness at the End of Empire Ann Twinam 141

7 Patricians and Plebeians in Late Colonial Charcas: Identity, Representation, and Colonialism Sergio Serulnikov 167

8 Conjuring Identities: Race, Nativeness, Local Citizenship, and Royal Slavery on an Imperial Frontier (Revisiting El Cobre, Cuba) María Elena Díaz 197

9 Indigenous Citizenship: Liberalism, Political Participation, and Ethnic Identity in Post-Independence Oaxaca and Yucatán Karen D. Caplan 225

Conclusion R. Douglas Cope 249

Bibliography 263

Contributors 291

Index 293

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