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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... slaves during this period were those where African slavery had either never taken deep root ( Central Amer- ica , Chile , Bolivia ) or had gone into decline and been displaced by other forms of labor ( Mexico and Santo Domingo ) . By ...
... slaves was ultimately determined by the decisions of African rulers and merchants on whether or not to sell slaves , and in what numbers.31 The effects of these decisions were catastrophic , both for the individual cap- tives and for ...
... African slaves nearing death insisted on receiving Catholic baptism and last rites . When masters failed to provide those rites , " the slaves themselves baptized their dying compan- ions . " 53 Even after escaping captivity and fleeing ...