Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora
Edited by Sherwin K. Bryant, Northwestern University; Rachel Sarah O’Toole, University of California, Irvine; and Ben Vinson III, Johns Hopkins University
Reviewed by Thor Ritz, Syracuse University
Thor Ritz, a PhD Candidate at Syracuse University, reviews Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora. The book explores the history of Africans and people of African descent in colonial Spanish America. It deals with slavery and European imperialism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in locations including Mexico, Peru, Cuba and the Iberian Peninsula. The book examines identity construction, culture, mobility, religion, citizenship, race / ethnicity, marriage and “whitening.”
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12158.