By Celia E. Naylor
Examining this complicated and emotionally charged historical past, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" dating used to be not more benign than "white over black." She offers new angles to standard understandings of slave resistance and counters past romanticized principles of slavery within the Cherokee country. She additionally demanding situations modern racial and cultural conceptions of African-descended humans within the usa. Naylor unearths how black Cherokee identities advanced reflecting complicated notions approximately race, tradition, "blood," kinship, and nationality. certainly, Cherokee freedpeople's fight for acceptance and equivalent rights that all started within the 19th century maintains even this day in Oklahoma.
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African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by Celia E. Naylor