By Celia E. Naylor
Examining this tricky and emotionally charged background, Naylor demonstrates that the "red over black" courting used to be not more benign than "white over black." She offers new angles to conventional understandings of slave resistance and counters past romanticized rules 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 begun within the 19th century maintains even at the present time 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