9780822358589-0822358581-Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Narrating Native Histories)

Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Narrating Native Histories)

ISBN-13: 9780822358589
ISBN-10: 0822358581
Author: van Deusen, Nancy E.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822358589
ISBN-10: 0822358581
Author: van Deusen, Nancy E.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors van Deusen, Nancy E. wrote Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Narrating Native Histories) comprising 352 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822358581 and 9780822358589. Since then Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Narrating Native Histories) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.07 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the sixteenth century hundreds of thousands of indios—indigenous peoples from the territories of the Spanish empire—were enslaved and relocated throughout the Iberian world. Although various laws and decrees outlawed indio enslavement, several loopholes allowed the practice to continue. In Global Indios Nancy E. van Deusen documents the more than one hundred lawsuits between 1530 and 1585 that indio slaves living in Castile brought to the Spanish courts to secure their freedom. Because plaintiffs had to prove their indio-ness in a Spanish imperial context, these lawsuits reveal the difficulties of determining who was an indio and who was not—especially since it was an all-encompassing construct connoting subservience and political personhood and at times could refer to people from Mexico, Peru, or South or East Asia. Van Deusen demonstrates that the categories of free and slave were often not easily defined, and she forces a rethinking of the meaning of indio in ways that emphasize the need to situate colonial Spanish American indigenous subjects in a global context.

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