Book Review: In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528­1990 (Quintard Taylor) : WW

In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528­1990, by Quintard Taylor, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1998, $29.95. Esteban, a Spanish-speaking slave, survived a November 1528 shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico and became the first African American to set foot in what would become the western United States. …