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The Resource Africans in Colonial Mexico : absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640, Herman L. Bennett

Africans in Colonial Mexico : absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640, Herman L. Bennett

Label
Africans in Colonial Mexico : absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640
Title
Africans in Colonial Mexico
Title remainder
absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640
Statement of responsibility
Herman L. Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Colonial Mexico was home to the largest population of free and slave Africans in the New World. This book is a study of this population, chiefly in the Mexico City area. It looks at the ways in which slaves and free blacks learned to make their way in a culture of state and religious absolutism. Herman L. Bennett is particularly interested in the way blacks learned to use Spanish and ecclesiastical legal institutions to create a semblance of cultural autonomy, while at the same time enmeshing themselves and their descendants with the dominant culture. This distinctive aspect of Afro-Mexican creolization in an absolutist culture has been little studied. Bennett has gone to the secular and ecclesiastical court records and teased out much new information about the lives of slaves and free blacks, the ways in which 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."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Member of
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1964-
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Bennett, Herman L.
Dewey number
972/.00496
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
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  • Blacks
  • Acculturation
  • Blacks
  • Church and state
  • Slavery and the church
  • Ecclesiastical law
  • Mexico
Label
Africans in Colonial Mexico : absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640, Herman L. Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Soiled Gods and the Formation of a Slave Society -- "The Grand Remedy" -- Policing Christians -- Christian Matrimony and the Boundaries of African Self- Fashioning -- Between Property and Person -- Creoles and Christian Narratives
Control code
ocm53012151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253109859
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012151
Label
Africans in Colonial Mexico : absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole consciousness, 1570-1640, Herman L. Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Soiled Gods and the Formation of a Slave Society -- "The Grand Remedy" -- Policing Christians -- Christian Matrimony and the Boundaries of African Self- Fashioning -- Between Property and Person -- Creoles and Christian Narratives
Control code
ocm53012151
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253109859
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53012151

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