"Shades of Blackness: Race and Caste in Mexico""Shades of Blackness: Race and Caste in Mexico"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/241122Chase Auditorium2014-09-08T16:30:002014-09-08T18:00:00
September 8, 4:30PM–6:00PM
Distinguished Visitor Ben Vinson III, Dean of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University
Ben Vinson III became Dean of the George Washington University Columbian College in summer 2013. Elected to the National Humanities Center board of trustees in October 2013, Vinson’s scholarship focuses on colonial Mexico, especially the African presence in Mexico. He has authored and co-authored several books and numerous articles on the military participation of blacks in the militias, labor, free black populations in Mexico, slavery in Latin America more broadly, African American experiences in Mexico and Afro-Mexican experiences in the United States. He is currently researching the colonial Latin American caste system.
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