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The Black middle : Africans, Mayas, and Spaniards in colonial Yucatan

Author: Matthew Restall
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on Spanish and Maya language documents from the 16th through 19th centuries, examines the lives of black African slaves and others of African descent, exploring topics such as slavery and freedom, militia service, family life, witchcraft, and other ways in which Afro-Yucantecans interacted with Mayas and Spaniards.
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Genre/Form: History
Historia
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Restall
ISBN: 9780804749831 0804749833
OCLC Number: 256533135
Description: xviii, 433 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : making the boatloads visible --
Involuntary colonists --
People as property --
Race and rank --
Ways of work --
Ways up and ways out --
Communities --
Magical meetings --
Conclusion : the Afro-Yucatecan middle.
Responsibility: Matthew Restall.
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