Africans in colonial mexico absolutism christianity and afro creole consciousness 1570 1640 blacks in the diaspora herman l bennett on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book charts new directions in thinking about the construction of new world identities the way in which bennett integrates race. Africans in colonial mexico absolutism christianity and afro creole consciousness 1570 1640 herman l bennett city university of new york hbennettgccunyedu andrew b fisher carleton college afishercarletonedu follow this and additional works athttps scholarworksumassedu adan. Colonial mexico was home to the largest population of free and slave africans in the new world this book explores how they learned to make their way in a culture of spanish and roman catholic absolutism by using the legal institutions of church and state to create a semblance of cultural autonomy. For bennett christian marriage as a metaphor for the imposition of a catholic moral and social order serves as the lynchpin in his study of the expansion of spanish absolutism and the evolution of an afro creole consciousness seen through the prism of the black and mulatto experience in colonial mexico. Africans in colonial mexico absolutism christianity and afro creole consciousness 1570 1640 publication of this book is made possible in part with the assistance of a challenge grant from the national endowment for the humanities a federal agency that supports research education and public programming in the humanities
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