"Mulata, Hija de Negro y India": Afro-Indigenous Mulatos in Early Colonial Mexico

  title={"Mulata, Hija de Negro y India": Afro-Indigenous Mulatos in Early Colonial Mexico},
  author={Robert C. Schwaller},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={889 - 914}
Since the fifteenth century, the term "mulato" has been used to describe individuals of mixed African and European ancestry. Through an examination of mulatos from sixteenth century New Spain this piece complicates our understanding of the usage and implication of this socio-racial ascription. Both demographic and anecdotal evidence suggests that in the early colonial period mulato frequently described individuals of mixed African-indigenous ancestry. Moreover, these individuals may have… Expand

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