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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Is It Already the Beginning of the End ?, " asked the Costa Rican magazine Reportorio Americano in 1923. Reporting on United Fruit Company plans to bring more West Indian workers to its planta- tions in Honduras , the magazine protested ...
The company defeated early strikes on its Costa Rican plantations by deftly exploiting conflicts among groups of workers from different Caribbean islands . Following a second wave of strikes in 1918 and 1919 , it began to diversify the ...
In Uruguay , the principal black organization of the 1940s and 1950s , the Asociación Cultural y Social Uruguay , remained active through the 1970s and 1980s and was joined in 1989 by the more politically oriented Mundo Afro.98 In Costa ...
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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