Africans and Native Americans

Africans and Native Americans : The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 144.78 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 025206321X
  • 9780252063213
  • 1,183,431

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.show more

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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.show more

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"A refreshing analysis of race in the Americas." -- Molefi K. Asanteshow more

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