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By Bruce A. Glasrud

ISBN-10: 0826353010

ISBN-13: 9780826353016

even supposing 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 heritage of the territory and kingdom. the following, Bruce Glasrud assembles the simplest info to be had at the issues, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The members painting the blacks who followed Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with local americans in colonial New Mexico. Chapters at the territorial interval learn 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 in the course of the Civil warfare 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 broad open areas. a few black cities have been tested in rural components. missing political energy simply because they represented the sort of small percent of recent Mexico’s inhabitants, blacks relied principally on their lonesome assets and networks, rather church buildings and schools.


Bruce A. Glasrud, professor emeritus of background at Sul Ross nation collage, has additionally edited Black ladies in Texas historical past, The African American adventure 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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