Black Society in Spanish Florida

ISBN-10: 0252067533
ISBN-13: 9780252067532
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Description: The first extensive study of the African American community under colonial Spanish rule, Black Society in Spanish Florida provides a vital counterweight to the better-known dynamics of the Anglo slave South. Jane Landers draws on a wealth of  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The first extensive study of the African American community under colonial Spanish rule, Black Society in Spanish Florida provides a vital counterweight to the better-known dynamics of the Anglo slave South. Jane Landers draws on a wealth of untapped primary sources, opening a new vista on the black experience in America and enriching our understanding of the powerful links between race relations and cultural custom.

Jane Landers is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

Peter H. Wood is history professor emeritus at Duke University and author ofStrange New Land: African Americans, 1526-1776, among others.

Foreword by
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Precedents for Afro-Caribbean Society in Florida
The Origins of a Florida Sanctuary: Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose
Transitions
Black Entrepreneurs and Property-Holders
Black Religious Life
The Lives of Black Women
Slaves and the Slave Trade
Crime and Punishment
Black Military Service
Racial Geopolitics and the Demise of Spanish Florida
Afterword
Appendix
Notes
Index

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