This volume has brought together scholars from anthropology, history, psychology, and ethnic studies to share their original research into the lesser-known stories of slavery in North America and reveal surprising parallels among slave cultures across the continent.
Translated by Socorro Gómez HernándezJuan Benito de la Torre
$75.00 Hardcover 978-0-8263-5448-8 July 2014
Presented here in English, Tzotzil, and Spanish are forty-two stories told to Robert Laughlin in Tzotzil by the only speaker of Tzotzil left in the village of San Felipe Ecatepec in Chiapas, Mexico. The stories range from mythological sacred stories to historical accounts of life in the twentieth century.
Steven Byrd’s study provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Calunga based on two years of interviews with speakers of the language. He examines its history and historical context as well as its linguistic context, its sociolinguistic profile, and its lexical and grammatical outlines.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries northwestern Mexico was the scene of ongoing conflict among three distinct social groups—Indians, religious orders of priests, and settlers. In this study, Yetman examines seven separate instances of such conflict, each of which reveals a different perspective on this complicated world.