Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andes: Reclaiming the Forgotten in Colonial Mizque, 1550-1782

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U of Nebraska Press, 01.01.2006. - 342 страница
Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andes examines the little known province of Mizque and its colonial populations from 1550 to 1782. Mizque's sub-puna valleys, lowland plains, and tropical forests boasted multiple desirable ecological zones. It was inhabited by diverse Andean ethnic groups, some with Amazonian ties and some who were aggressive warriors. The Spanish conquest of the region, incomplete at best, reconfigured the land and labor systems and created a hinterland-to-highland colonial market system, fostering an economic boom in wine, sugar, coca, and livestock. African slaves brought in to supplement the rapidly declining indigenous labor force further contributed to demographic and economic change beyond the control of the Spanish imperial state.

Lolita Gutiärrez Brockington's work also analyzes how imperial control met with resistance and how Africans, Indians, and Spaniards, and their descendants interacted with one another. Her study uncovers an intersection and cross-fertilization of sociocultural measurements identifiable in the workplace, courts, church, and private lives. Brockington innovatively uses Spanish colonial documentary sources, including serial financial accounts of wealthy orphans, court cases, parish records, and census information of hacienda workers to elucidate race, ethnic, class, and gender issues within the colonial reality of contradiction and ambiguity.

 

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The Emergence of a New Interregional and Intraregional Center
75
The Human Face of Mizque The Actions and Interactions of Africans Indians and Spaniards
127
Conclusions
275
Glossary
289

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Страница xiii - Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as a Fulbright Research award.

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Lolita Gutiärrez Brockington is an emeritus associate professor of history at North Carolina Central University and a fellow with the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Leverage of Labor: Managing the Cortäs Haciendas in Tehuantepec, 1588?1688.

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