EDITED: Bryant, O’Toole, and Vinson on Africans to Spanish America

Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O’Toole, and Ben Vinson, eds. Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora. University of Illinois Press, 2014. via University of Illinois Press: Africans to Spanish America expands the Diaspora framework that has shaped much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, … Continue reading EDITED: Bryant, O’Toole, and Vinson on Africans to Spanish America

ARTICLE: Deusen on Indigenous Slaves in Castile

Nancy E. van Deusen. “Seeing Indios in Sixteenth-Century Castile.” The William and Mary Quarterly 69, no. 2 (April 1, 2012): 205–234. Abstract: This article considers the construction of indigenous (indio) slave identity within the contexts of the sixteenth-century Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. Of the more than two thousand indio slaves from Latin America who were … Continue reading ARTICLE: Deusen on Indigenous Slaves in Castile

van Deusen on Diaspora and Bondage in Lima

Editors Note:  This blog prioritizes scholarship and other items related to the Atlantic African diaspora.  However, the following article is a poignant reminder that Africans and people of African descent do not have a monopoly on the history and heritage of chattel slavery. van Deusen, Nancy E. “Diasporas, Bondage, and Intimacy in Lima, 1535 to … Continue reading van Deusen on Diaspora and Bondage in Lima