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.
من داخل الكتاب
النتائج 1-3 من 85
In the absence of continuous replenishing from Europe , the white population of Afro - Latin America peaked as a proportion of the total in 1940 and then in subsequent decades declined slowly but steadily . Only in Brazil and Cuba do we ...
This leveling function is openly applauded by many among the black poor , who " are very unhappy to see one of their class ... Despite the fact that educa- tional attainment is slightly higher for Afro - Brazilian women than for Afro- ...
Janeiro's second black senator , making the state's senatorial delegation majority Afro - Brazilian ( each state elects three senators ) . Afro - Brazilians remained woe- fully underrepresented in Congress as a whole : as of 1999 ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Fledgist - LibraryThing
A brief, but thorough history of the African presence in Latin America from the beginning of the era of independence to the end of the twentieth century. This is a work of great importance that fills a huge gap in the literature on Latin America. قراءة التقييم بأكمله