Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570-1640 (Blacks in the Diaspora)
By: Herman L. Bennett (author)Paperback
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"This book charts new directions in thinking about the construction of new world identities...Bennett does a masterful job." -Judith A. Byfield, Dartmouth In this study of the largest population of free and slave Africans in the New World, Herman L. Bennett has uncovered much new information about the lives of slave and free blacks, the ways that their lives were regulated by the government and the Church, the impact upon them of the Inquisition, their legal status in marriage, and their rights and obligations as Christian subjects.
Herman L. Bennett is Associate Professor of History at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Africans, Absolutism, and Archives 1. Soiled Gods and the Formation of a Slave Society 2. "The Grand Remedy": Africans and Christian Conjugality 3. Policing Christians: Persons of African Descent before the Inquisition and Ecclesiastical Courts 4. Christian Matrimony and the Boundaries of African Self-Fashioning 5. Between Property and Person: Jurisdictional Conflicts over Marriage 6. Creoles and Christian Narratives Postscript Glossary Notes Selected Bibliography Index
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