Andrés Reséndez

Andrés Reséndez is a Mexican historian at the University of California, Davis. His specialties are Mexican history, early exploration and colonization of the Americas, and borderlands history.[1][2][3]

In 2017, Reséndez won the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.[4][5]

Early life

Reséndez was born in Mexico City.[6]

Education and career

Reséndez received his Bachelor's degree in International relations in el Colegio de México in 1992. He went into politics and also worked as a consultant for National Geographic, serving to make historical soap operas more historically accurate, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.[6]

In 1997, he received his Ph. D. in history at the University of Chicago. He went on to teach at Yale University and University of Helsinki before becoming faculty at the University of California, Davis.


  • The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
  • A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca, Basic Books, 2007.
  • Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800–1850, Cambridge University Press. 2005.
  • A Texas Patriot on Trial in Mexico: José Antonio Navarro and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, edited and translated with an introduction and notes by Andrés Reséndez. Dallas: DeGolyer Library/Clements Center for Southwest Studies, 2005.
  • Caught Between Profits and Rituals: National Contestation in Texas and New Mexico, 1821–1848, University of Chicago, 1997

See also


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2010-02-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It". Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  3. "There's Nothing New about the "New Slavery"". Process: a blog for american history. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  5. Treuer, David. "The new book 'The Other Slavery' will make you rethink American history - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  6. "Organization of American Historians: Andrés Reséndez". Retrieved 2018-10-29.

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