African American History in New Mexico: Portraits from Five by Bruce A. Glasrud

By Bruce A. Glasrud

even if 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 background of the territory and nation. right here, Bruce Glasrud assembles the easiest details to be had at the topics, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The members painting the blacks who observed Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with local american citizens in colonial New Mexico. Chapters at the territorial interval learn black trappers and investors in addition to evaluate the problem of slavery within the territory and the blacks who observed accomplice troops and fought within the Union military throughout the Civil struggle 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 huge open areas. a few black cities have been verified in rural parts. missing political strength simply because they represented this sort of small percent of latest Mexico’s inhabitants, blacks relied principally all alone assets and networks, rather church buildings and schools.


Bruce A. Glasrud, professor emeritus of heritage at Sul Ross country collage, has additionally edited Black girls in Texas background, The African American event 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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