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Confounding the color line : the Indian-Black experience in North America

Author: James F Brooks
Publisher: Lincoln (Neb.) ; London : University of Nebraska Press, cop. 2002.
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Gives an introduction to the myriad relationships forged for centuries between Indians and Blacks in North America. This volume examines the origins, history, various manifestations, and long-term  Read more...


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Genre/Form: études diverses
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F Brooks
ISBN: 0803261942 9780803261945 0803213298 9780803213296
OCLC Number: 492355000
Description: 1 vol. ([IX]-396 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction James F. Brooks Part 1. Forging Relations 1. Intimacy and Empire: Indian-African Interaction in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, 1500-1800 - Dedra S. McDonald 2. "The English Has Now a Mind to Make Slaves of Them All": Creeks, Seminoles, and the Problem of Slavery - Claudio Saunt 3. "Colored" Seamen in the New England Whaling Industry: An Afro-Indian Consortium - Russel Lawrence Barsh 4. Strategy As Lived: Mixed Communities in the Age of New Nations - Daniel H. Calhoun Part 2. The Legacy of Slavery 5. Uncle Tom Was an Indian: Tracing the Red in Black Slavery - Tiya Miles 6. "Born and Raised among These People, I Don't Want to Know Any Other": Slaves' Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century Indian Territory - Celia E. Naylor-Ojurongbe 7. "African and Cherokee by Choice": Race and Resistance under Legalized Segregation - Laura L. Lovett 8. Blood Politics, Racial Classification, and Cherokee National Identity: The Trials and Tribulations of the Cherokee Freedmen - Circe Sturm Part 3. Complicating Identities 9. Blood and Culture: Negotiating Race in Twentieth-Century Native New England - Ann McMullen 10. A Most Secret Identity: Native American Assimilation and Identity Resistance in African America -Ron Welburn 11. Making Christianity Sing: The Origins and Experience of Lumbee Indian and African American Church Music - Malinda Maynor 12. Estrangements: Native American Mascots and Indian-Black Relations - C. Richard KingEpilogue: Seeing Each Other through the White Man's Eyes - Valerie J. Phillips Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by James F. Brooks.


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