Beyond Black and Redis the first book to deal primarily and specifically with relations between Africans and native peoples in colonial Latin America. Matthew Restall has collected nine essays that represent contributions to the larger fields of colonial Latin American history, African diaspora studies, and ethnohistory. Among the subjects addressed are marriage and miscegenation, identity and nomenclature, cultural exchanges, labor, and cooperation in resisting colonialism versus collaboration.The authors examine core areas such as Mesoamerica, the Andes, and Brazil, and peripheral ones such as Florida, Colombia, and the Orinoco basin. The contributors find that relations between black and native peoples were sometimes harmonious, sometimes hostile, depending on local dynamics and individual agendas. Native and black soldiers fought sometimes as comrades, sometimes as adversaries, and couples in mixed marriages might identify as Indian or as black depending on where the advantage lay in a given society.Contributors to Beyond Black and RedPatrick J. Carroll, professor of history, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi Susan Kellogg, professor of history, University of Houston Kris Lane, Wakefield Distinguished Associate Professor of History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Hal Langfur, assistant professor of history, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Jane Landers, associate professor of history, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Christopher Lutz, director of Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies/CIRMA Norma Angélica Castillo Palma, profesora investigadora of comparative and regional history, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa Stuart B. Schwartz, George Burton Adams Professor of History, Yale University Renée Soulodre-La France, assistant professor of history, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, London Ben Vinson III, associate professor of Latin American history, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Neil Whitehead, professor of anthropology, University of Wisconsin, MadisonRestall, Matthew is the author of 'Beyond Black And Red African-native Relations In Colonial Latin America', published 2005 under ISBN 9780826324030 and ISBN 0826324037.