Ben Vinson, III (Board of Trustees Chairman; NHC Fellow, 2005–06)

Project Title

The Forgotten Castes: Lobos, Moriscos, Coyotes, and Chinos in Colonial Mexico

The Pennsylvania State University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2005–06

Ben Vinson, III wrote a chapter of his book project The Forgotten Castes: Lobos, Moriscos, Chinos and Coyotes in Colonial Mexico; a chapter on "Afro-Mexican History, Trends and Directions in Scholarship," to appear in Black Mexico, which he coedited with Matthew Restall (University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming); and another (with coauthor Bobby Vaughn) on "Unfinished Migrations: From the Mexican South to the American South—Impressions on Afro-Mexican Migration to North Carolina" that will appear in Beyond Slavery: The Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Darien Davis (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming). He drafted three chapters and worked on revisions to African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2nd edition, which he coauthored with Herbert S. Klein (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2007). In addition, he served as guest editor for a special issue of The Americas (vol. 63, no. 1, 2006), entitled The African Diaspora in the Colonial Andes, for which he also contributed an article, "African (Black) Diaspora History, Latin American History—A Comment." Vinson has accepted a new position as professor of history and director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University.