Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000
Oxford University Press, 2004 - 284 من الصفحات
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States.
In this, the first history of the African diaspora in Latin America from emancipation to the present, George Reid Andrews deftly synthesizes the history of people of African descent in every Latin American country from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina. He examines how African peooples and their descendants made their way from slavery to freedom and how they helped shape and responded to political, economic, and cultural changes in their societies. Individually and collectively they pursued the goals of freedom, equality, and citizenship through military service, political parties, civic organizations, labor unions, religious activity, and other avenues.
Spanning two centuries, this tour de force should be read by anyone interested in Latin American history, the history of slavery, and the African diaspora, as well as the future of Latin America.
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... African ancestry are found . ” This requires some further definition , starting with " Latin America . " In keeping with customary usage both in that region and in the United States , I define Latin America as that group of American ...
... black and mulatto populations fell below the 5 percent threshold . This is not to say that people of African ancestry disappeared from those countries or ceased to exist . Their absolute numbers , in fact , may even be greater today ...
... African ancestry persisted , regardless of whether that ancestry was mixed or unmixed . Pardo racial status was created precisely in order to bar individuals who could claim European ancestry from the full benefits of whiteness . Like ...