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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... Afro - Colombians ' belief that , if ever returned to power , the Conservatives would reinstitute slavery . Conservatives ... Colombian Liberal militias sacked the city of Cali and rampaged through the Cauca region , repeating the bloody ...
... Colombian liberto families refused to send women and chil- dren to the plantations to work for wages . Only men undertook wage labor , and then only for limited periods of time . And it was access to land and to family labor that made ...
... Afro- Colombian . In the face of these contradictory data , I have taken the admittedly arbitrary step of assigning two - thirds of the libre population to the free Afro- Colombian category and one - third to the mestizo category . If ...