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Black Ranching Frontiers – African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900 - Yale Scholarship Online
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Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Andrew Sluyter


This book explains the role of blacks in establishing cattle ranching in a range of places throughout the Americas. It demonstrates that Africans played significant creative roles in establishing production systems so fundamental to the environmental and social relations of the colonies that their consequences persist to the present. This book focuses on a sequence of cases, each concerned with a particular ranching frontier and its connections to other places. An Atlantic actor-network approach is used to contribute to the collective effort to understand more thoroughly the processes that con ... More

Keywords: blacks, cattle ranching, Americas, Africans, Atlantic, actor-network approach, New Spain, legacy, cattle herding, Barbuda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300179927
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300179927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Sluyter, author