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Struggle and Survival in Colonial America

Sweet, David G.; Nash, Gary B. [Edts.]

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ISBN 10: 0520045017 / ISBN 13: 9780520045019
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 1981
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iii, 398 pp, General Introduction, I. SURVIVAL THROUGH COLLECTIVE STRUGGLE: Introduciton, 1. Opechancanough: Indian Resistance Leader by J. Frederick Fausz; 2. Diego Vasicuio: Native Priest by Ann M. Wightman; 3. Red Shoes: Warrior and Diplomat by Richard White; 4. Thomas Peters: Millwright and Deliverer by Gary B. Nash; 5. Francisco Baquero: Showmaker and Organizer by Lyman L. Johnson; 6. Damiana da Cunha: Catechist and Sertanista by Mary Karasch. II. SURVIVAL THROUGH INDIVIDUAL DEFIANCE: Introduction; 7. Martin Ocelotl: Clandestine Cult Leader by J. Jorge Klor de Alva; 8. Antonio de Gouveia: Adventurer and Priest by Manoel da Silveira Cardozo; 9. Juan de Morga and Gertudis de Escobar: Rebellious Slaves by Solange Alberro; 10. Cristobal Bequer: Wayward Prebend by Paul B. Ganster. III. SURVIVAL THROUGH INDIVIDUAL ACCOMMODATION: Introduction; 11. Isabel Moctezuma: Pioneer of Mestizaje by Donald Chipman; 12. Squanto: Last of the Patuxets by Neal Salisbury; 13. Beatriz de Padilla: Mistress and Mother by Solange Alberro; 14. Catarina de Monte Sinay: Nun and Entrepreneur by Susan A. Soeiro; 15. Francisca: Indian Slave by David G. Sweet. IV. SURVIVAL THROUGH COMPETITION: Introduciton 16. Miguel Hernandez: Master of Mule Trains by John C. Super; 17. Hernando de Valencia: Tax Promoter by Fred Bronner; 18. Enrico Martinez: Printer and Engineer by Louisa Schell Hoberman; 19. Jacob Young: Indian Trader and Interpreter by Francis Jennings; 20. Micaela Angela Carrillo: Widow and Pulque Dealer by Edith Courturier; 21. Joseph Rachell and Rachael Pringle- Polgreen: Petty Entrepreneurs by Jerome S. Handler; notes on contributors, b&w illustration credits. First Edition 1981. Price punched top corner rear wrapper, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Paperback. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001173

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Title: Struggle and Survival in Colonial America

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Here are the fascinating stories of twenty-three little-known but remarkable inhabitants of the Spanish, English, and Portuguese colonies of the New World between the 16th and the 19th centuries. Women and men of all the races and classes of colonial society may be seen here dealing creatively and pragmatically (if often not successfully) with the challenges of a harsh social environment.

Such extraordinary "ordinary" people as the native priest Diego Vasicuio; the millwright Thomas Peters; the rebellious slave Gertrudis de Escobar; Squanto, the last of the Patuxets; and Micaela Angela Carillo, the pulque dealer, are presented in original essays. Works of serious scholarship, they are also written to catch the fancy and stimulate the historical imagination of readers. The stories should be of particular interest to students of the history of women, of Native Americans, and of Black people in the Americas.

The Editors' introduction points out the fundamental unities in the histories of colonial societies in the Americas, and the usefulness of examining ordinary individual human experiences as a means both of testing generalizations and of raising new questions for research.

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