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AFRICA IN MEXICO, A Reading List

by Charles Henry Rowell

Some of the following texts, along with the articles published in this issue ofCallaloo, will provide the reader with a basic working foundation for understanding the life, history and culture of people of African descent in the Republic of Mexico.

 

Aguirre Beltran, Gonzalo. "The Integration of the Negro into the National Society of Mexico," in Race and Class in Latin America, ed. Magnus Morner. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.

-. La poblacion negra de Mexico, 1519-1810: estudio etnohistorico. Mexico City: Ediciones Fuente Cultural, 1946. Second edition, Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Econ6mica, 1972.

-. "The Slave Trade in Mexico," Hispanic American Historical Review, 24 (August 1944): 412-31. Barrett, War. "Sugar and the Mexican Hacienda," in The African in Latin America, ed. Ann M.

Pescatello. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1975. Cardoso, Gerald. Negro Slavery in the Sugar Plantations of Veracruz and Pernambuco, 1550-1680. Washington: University Press of America, 1983.

Carroll, Patrick J. Blacks in Colonial Veracruz: Race, Ethnicity, and Regional Development. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1991.

-. "Los mexicanos negros, el mestizaje y los fundamentos olvidados de la 'Raza C6smica': Una perspectiva regional," Historia Mexicana, 44.3 (enero-marzo 1995): 403-438.

-. "Mandinga: The Evolutionofa Mexican Runaway Slave Community, 1735-1827," Compara- tive Studies in Society and History, 19.4 (October 1.977): 488-505.

Castillo Palma, Norma Angelica, and Francisco Gonzalez Hermosillo Adams. "Raza y status, mestizos, mulatos, criollos, espanoles e indios y sus definiciones en testamentos coloniales," Signos, 5.2 (1991): 17-45.

Chavez-Hita, Adriana Naveda. Esclavos negros en las haciendas azucareas de Cordoba, Veracruz, 1690- 1830. Xalapa, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana, Centro de Investigaciones Hist6ricas, 1987.

Davidson, David M. "Negro Slave Control and Resistance in colonial Mexico, 1519-1650," in Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas, ed. Richard Price. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1973.

Fernandez Repetto, Francisco and Genny Negroe Sierra. Una poblacion perdida en la memoria: Los negros de Yucatan. Merida: Universidad Aut6noma de Yucatan, 1995.

Herrera Casasus, Marie Luisa. Piezas de lndias: La Esclavitud Negro en Mexico. Veracruz, Mexico: Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura, 1991. .

Love, Edgar F. "Marriage Patterns of Persons of African Descent in a Colonial Mexico Parish," Hispanic American Historical Review, 51 (February 1971): 79-91.

Love, Edgar F. "Negro Resistance to Spanish Rule in Colonial Mexico," Journal of Negro History, 52.2

(April 1967): 89-103.

Martinez Montiel, Luz Maria. "Integration Patterns and the Assimilation Process of Negro Slaves in Mexico," in Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies, eds. Vera Rubin and Arthur Tuden. New York: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1977.

-. Presencia Africana en Mexico. Mexico City: Direcci6n General de Culturas Populares, 1994. Ngou-Mve, Nicolas. El Africa Bantu en la colonizacion de Mexico: 1595-1640. Madrid: Consejo Superior

de Investigaciones Cientaificas Agencia Espanola de Cooperaciaon Internacional, 1994. Rivers, Julian Pitts. "Race in Latin America: The Concept of Raza," in Race, Ethnicity and Societal

Change, ed. John Stone. North Sciketuate: Duxbury Press, 1977.

Callaloo 27.1 (2004) 172-173

 

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