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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... Cuban rebels to recruit black support . At the outbreak of the Ten Years War in 1868 , one of the rebel government's first decrees was a declaration of full racial equality and an end to the caste laws . Free Afro - Cubans flocked to ...
... Cuban conservatism , Havana's Diario de la Marina , ran weekly columns in which black journalists and contrib- utors discussed issues of concern to Afro ... Afro - Cuban veterans , including officers with distinguished records of service to ...
... Afro - Cubans to membership . By the early 1900s , blacks and mulattoes were exercising leadership positions in a ... Cuban countryside , where the independence wars and the struggle against slav- ery had initiated the beginnings of ...