African American history in New Mexico : portraits from five hundred years /

"Most people think of George McJunkin or the Buffalo Soldiers when they think about African American history in New Mexico, but their history is richer and more complex and continues to this day. This collection is aimed at providing an overview of the dynamic presence of African Americans thro...

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Other Authors / Creators:Glasrud, Bruce A.
Format: Book
Imprint: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Under the Radar: Blacks in New Mexico History
  • 1. Esteban
  • 2. Intimacy and Empire: Indian-African Interaction in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, 1500-1800
  • 3. Africans and Discrimination in Colonial New Mexico: Don Pedro Bautista Pino's Startling Statements of 1812 in Perspective
  • 4. A Law That Would Make Caligula Blush?: New Mexico Territory's Unique Slave Code, 1859-1861
  • 5. African Americans with Confederate Troops in West Texas and New Mexico
  • 6. Cathay Williams: Black Woman Soldier, 1866-1868
  • 7. Civilians and Black Soldiers in New Mexico Territory, 1866-1900: A Cross-Cultural Experience
  • 8. Black Communities in New Mexico
  • 9. Another White Hope Bites the Dust: The Jack Johnson-Jim Flynn Heavyweight Fight in 1912
  • 10. Community Building on the Border: The Role of the 24th Infantry Band at Columbus, New Mexico, 1916-1922
  • 11. Anita Scott Coleman: New Mexico's "Unfinished Masterpiece"
  • 12. New Mexico's Black Women: Establishing Perspectives
  • 13. How Albuquerque Got Its Civil Rights Ordinance
  • 14. Between the Tracks and the Freeway: African Americans in Albuquerque
  • 15. Haroldie Kent Spriggs and Sammie J. Kent: Integrating a White High School in the 1950s
  • 16. The Modern Civil Rights Movement in New Mexico, 1955-1975
  • 17. African American Leaders in Recent New Mexico Politics, 1980-2010
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index