Africans and Native Americans : The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 144.78 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
- 01 May 1993
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
- 2nd ed.
Back cover copy
Africans and Native Americans (the book) explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.
"A refreshing analysis of race in the Americas." -- Molefi K. Asante
About Jack D. Forbes
Jack D. Forbes was the director of Native American studies at the University of California-Davis and the author of Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism.