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Africans and Native Americans

The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

"A great piece of scholarship, a refreshing analysis of race in the Americas, and a significant advance in the understanding of Africans and Americans in the ethnic make-up of this country."--Molefi K. Asante, author of Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans

Jack D. Forbes was the director of Native American studies at the University of California-Davis and the author of Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism.

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