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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... Costa Rica to Be : White or Black ? " It was bad enough , the writer complained , that the Atlantic coast was overrun by West Indians . Now , as United Fruit proposed to build new plantations on the Pa- cific Coast , Costa Rica faced ...
... Costa Rica , 500 native - born workers in Limón petitioned the Costa Rican Congress in 1925 to bar United Fruit from hiring West Indians as office workers and salesmen or in other white - collar or supervisory positions . In 1933 ...
... Costa Rica , university students and professionals in San José organized several black study groups during the mid - 1970s , and in 1978 the National Seminar on the Situation of Blacks in Costa Rica , where scholars , intellectuals ...