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Africans and Native Americans.

by Jack D. Forbes Univ. of Illinois Press 54 East Gregory Dr. Champaign, IL 61820 344 pages--$14.95 (softcover)

A well-researched, instructive document that should be a part of the library of any serious student of the history of North America, Latin America, Africa, and the slavery connection. Its greatest contribution may be its strong, eye-opening analysis of the language of racial designation--how certain terms (like Negro, mulatto, Moor, mestizo, etc.) are used contemporarily versus how they were used in past centuries. Forbes' work is a significant, groundbreaking study that opens the door to a whole new understanding of the history of race and color in both the "old" and "new" worlds.
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Author:Kazi, Kuumba Ferrouillet
Publication:The Black Collegian
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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