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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In Puerto Rico , Yoruba slave Francisco Castaño justified his proposed sale to a new owner in Cuba by arguing that “ in Puerto Rico blacks have no rights at all . " In fact slave rights were violated as frequently in Cuba as in Puerto ...
45 The example of Haiti loomed even larger in Cuba and Puerto Rico , which had sheltered many of the revolution's white , free black , and slave refugees . In 1799 , while the revolution was still in progress , Havana's Royal Consulado ...
The situation becomes even more difficult by 2000 , by which point only four Latin American nations were still gathering census data on blackness : Brazil ( 1980 , 1991 , 2000 ) , Cuba ( 1981 , 2001 ) , Puerto Rico ( 1980 , 1990 , 2000 ) ...
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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