Sunday, March 10, 2013

Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570 - 1650

Palmer, Colin A., Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570 - 1650, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976.

Reviewed in The Hispanic American Historical Review © 1977.

From the book cover:
Slaves of the White God, the second study in any language of slavery in a New World colony in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is the first to deal in particular with colonial Mexico. Based on many previously unexamined primary sources in Spain and Mexico – wills, trial records, notarial papers, Inquisition documents, official reports, shipping records – it carefully reconstructs the evolution of slave society and answers many questions of racial, sociological, psychological, economic, and historical import that have burdened slave studies for the last decade.

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