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Taxing Blackness : free Afromexican tribute in Bourbon New Spain /
Norah L. A. Gharala.
imprint
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
description
xii, [2], 292 pages : black and white illustrations, maps, and charts ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0817320075, 9780817320072, 9780817392208
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series title
imprint
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
isbn
0817320075
9780817320072
9780817392208
contents note
Tribute and calidad in the Spanish Empire -- Revitalization and reaction : Afromexican tribute before 1763 -- Sons of Hidalgos or ringleaders of the Indians? Defining tributary genealogies -- Imperial knowledge and the expansion of tribute -- Mapping community on the Afromexican tribute register -- Genealogy and disputed tributary status.
abstract
"History in North, Central, and South Americas. In the Bourbon New Spain (Mexico), taxes, including those from Mexicans of African descent who were free, were a rich, reliable source of revenue for the Crown. Taxing Blackness examines the experiences of Afromexicans and this tribute to get at the meanings of race, political loyalty, and legal privileges within the Spanish colonial regime. Gharala focuses on both the mechanisms officials used to define the status of free people of African descent as well as the responses of free-colored people to these categories and strategies. Her study spans the eighteenth century and focuses on a single institution to offer readers a closer look at the place of free-colored people in Mexico, which was the most profitable and populous colony of the Spanish Atlantic"--
catalogue key
12203978
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index.

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