Book Talk by Andrés Reséndez on The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in North America
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
Flowers Hall 230
Program description: Prof. Andrés Reséndez’s presentation argues that native enslavement and slave raids are central to the settlement and economic growth of North America. His book, The Other Slavery, is the first broad history of the long co-existence of Indian enslavement, depopulation, chattel slavery and abolition in the West from the 1500s to the 1900s. He traces Indian slavery under Spanish, Mexican and American authorities. Andrés Reséndez is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850 and A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca.
“‘Maidu Boy, 1850,” by Robert Vance. The picture is of a young boy and a ward of the state, being used as a nanny in California.
This program is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Speaker’s Committee of the Department of History, and the Center for the Study of the Southwest.