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Spring 2017


The article focuses on the colonial history and post-colonial legacy of African-descended people in Starr and Zapata counties along the lower Rio Grande in Southern Texas. Topics discussed include encounters in later race relations in South Texas' borderlands; complex milieu for peoples of African origin along the lower Rio Grande; and encounters between African Americans, Anglos and Mexicans that took place during the 1840s and 1850s.


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