New PDF release: African American History in New Mexico: Portraits from Five

By Bruce A. Glasrud

ISBN-10: 0826353010

ISBN-13: 9780826353016

even though 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 issues, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The participants painting the blacks who followed Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with local american citizens in colonial New Mexico. Chapters at the territorial interval study black trappers and investors in addition to evaluation the problem of slavery within the territory and the blacks who observed accomplice troops and fought within the Union military throughout the Civil battle 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 extensive open areas. a couple of black cities have been verified in rural components. missing political energy simply because they represented this sort of small percent of latest Mexico’s inhabitants, blacks relied principally all alone assets and networks, relatively church buildings and schools.


Bruce A. Glasrud, professor emeritus of heritage at Sul Ross nation college, has additionally edited Black girls in Texas background, The African American event in Texas, Buffalo infantrymen within the West, and The African American West: A Century of brief tales. He lives in Seguin, Texas.

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