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Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands

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This sweeping, richly evocative study examines the origins and legacies of a flourishing captive exchange economy within and among native American and Euramerican communities throughout the Southwest Borderlands from the Spanish colonial era to the end of the nineteenth century.

Indigenous and colonial traditions of capture, servitude, and kinship met and meshed in the borderlands, forming a "slave system" in which victims symbolized social wealth, performed services for their masters, and produced material goods under the threat of violence. Slave and livestock raiding and trading among Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Navajos, Utes, and Spaniards provided labor resources, redistributed wealth, and fostered kin connections that integrated disparate and antagonistic groups even as these practices renewed cycles of violence and warfare.

Always attentive to the corrosive effects of the "slave trade" on Indian and colonial societies, the book also explores slavery's centrality in intercultural trade, alliances, and "communities of interest" among groups often antagonistic to Spanish, Mexican, and American modernizing strategies. The extension of the moral and military campaigns of the American Civil War to the Southwest in a regional "war against slavery" brought differing forms of social stability but cost local communities much of their economic vitality and cultural flexibility.

Synopsis:

Brooks examines the creation of a widespread system of intercultural slavery between Native Americans and Spanish colonial peoples in the American Southwest between 1500 and 1880.

About the Author

James F. Brooks is assistant professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is editor of Confounding the Color Line: The Indian-Black Experience in North America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807827147
Subtitle:
Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands
Author:
Brooks, James F.
Author:
Omohundro Institute of Early American Hi
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Southwest, New Social conditions.
Subject:
Southwest, New Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Publication Date:
20020514
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 20 illus., 3 tables, 4 maps
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands
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"Synopsis" by , Brooks examines the creation of a widespread system of intercultural slavery between Native Americans and Spanish colonial peoples in the American Southwest between 1500 and 1880.
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