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By Gerald Horne

Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers amazing booklet Award (Honorable Mention)

The Mexican Revolution used to be a defining second within the historical past of race relatives, impacting either Mexican and African americans. For black Westerners, 1910–1920 didn't characterize the uncomplicated promise of populist energy, yet a reordering of the advanced social hierarchy which had, because the 19th century, granted them better freedom within the borderlands than within the remainder of the United States.

Despite its lasting importance, the tale of black americans alongside the Mexican border has been sorely underreported within the annals of U.S. background. Gerald Horne brings the story to lifestyles in Black and Brown. Drawing on data on each side of the border, a bunch of state of the art experiences and oral histories, Horne chronicles the political currents which created after which undermined the Mexican border as a relative refuge for African americans. His account addresses blacks' position as “Indian fighters,” the connection among African americans and immigrants, and the U.S. government's starting to be worry of black disloyalty, between different crucial matters of the interval: the heavy reliance of the U.S. on black squaddies alongside the border positioned white supremacy and nationwide defense on a collision path that was once eventually resolved in want of the latter.

Mining a forgotten bankruptcy in American heritage, Black and Brown bargains super perception into the earlier and way forward for race kinfolk alongside the Mexican border.

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