By Bruce A. Glasrud

even supposing their overall numbers in New Mexico have been by no means huge, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and performed lively roles within the heritage of the territory and country. the following, Bruce Glasrud assembles the simplest info on hand at the subject matters, occasions, and personages of black New Mexico history.

The members painting the blacks who followed Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado and de Vargas and recount their interactions with local american citizens in colonial New Mexico. Chapters at the territorial interval research black trappers and investors in addition to assessment the problem of slavery within the territory and the blacks who observed accomplice troops and fought within the Union military throughout the Civil battle in New Mexico. finally blacks labored on farms and ranches, in mines, and on railroads in addition to within the army, looking freedom and chance in New Mexico’s broad open areas. a couple of black cities have been proven in rural components. missing political energy simply because they represented any such small percent of latest Mexico’s inhabitants, blacks relied principally all alone assets and networks, really church buildings and schools.


Bruce A. Glasrud, professor emeritus of background at Sul Ross country college, has additionally edited Black ladies in Texas background, The African American event in Texas, Buffalo infantrymen within the West, and The African American West: A Century of brief tales. He lives in Seguin, Texas.

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