Confounding the Color Line: The Indian-Black Experience in North America

Confounding the Color Line: The Indian-Black Experience in North America



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803213296
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

James F. Brooks is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Part 1.Forging Relations
1.Intimacy and Empire: Indian-African Interaction in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, 1500-180021
2."The English Has Now a Mind to Make Slaves of Them All": Creeks, Seminoles, and the Problem of Slavery47
3."Colored" Seamen in the New England Whaling Industry: An Afro-Indian Consortium76
4.Strategy As Lived: Mixed Communities in the Age of New Nations108
Part 2.The Legacy of Slavery
5.Uncle Tom Was an Indian: Tracing the Red in Black Slavery137
6."Born and Raised among These People, I Don't Want to Know Any Other": Slaves' Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century Indian Territory161
7."African and Cherokee by Choice": Race and Resistance under Legalized Segregation192
8.Blood Politics, Racial Classification, and Cherokee National Identity: The Trials and Tribulations of the Cherokee Freedmen223
Part 3.Complicating Identities
9.Blood and Culture: Negotiating Race in Twentieth-Century Native New England261
10.A Most Secret Identity: Native American Assimilation and Identity Resistance in African America292
11.Making Christianity Sing: The Origins and Experience of Lumbee Indian and African American Church Music321
12.Estrangements: Native American Mascots and Indian-Black Relations346
Epilogue: Seeing Each Other through the White Man's Eyes371

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