Bruce A. Glasrud's African American History in New Mexico: Portraits from Five PDF

By Bruce A. Glasrud

even supposing their overall numbers in New Mexico have been by no means huge, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and performed energetic roles within the historical past of the territory and kingdom. the following, Bruce Glasrud assembles the simplest details on hand at the subject matters, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The members painting the blacks who observed Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with local american citizens in colonial New Mexico. Chapters at the territorial interval research black trappers and investors in addition to evaluate the difficulty of slavery within the territory and the blacks who observed accomplice troops and fought within the Union military throughout the Civil struggle in New Mexico. ultimately blacks labored on farms and ranches, in mines, and on railroads in addition to within the army, looking freedom and chance in New Mexico’s large open areas. a couple of black cities have been verified in rural parts. missing political strength simply because they represented this type of small percent of recent Mexico’s inhabitants, blacks relied mostly on their lonesome assets and networks, really church buildings and schools.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Bruce A. Glasrud, professor emeritus of heritage at Sul Ross country college, has additionally edited Black ladies in Texas historical past, The African American adventure in Texas, Buffalo squaddies within the West, and The African American West: A Century of brief tales. He lives in Seguin, Texas.

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Even though their overall numbers in New Mexico have been by no means huge, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and performed lively roles within the background of the territory and country. the following, Bruce Glasrud assembles the simplest info to be had at the subject matters, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico historical past.

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