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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... REPUBLIC PUERTO RICO Santo San Juan HONDURAS Domingo NICARAGUA San José Caracas EL SALVADOR COSTA RICA Panama VENEZUELA Bogotá City COLOMBIA Quito ECUADOR PACIFIC OCEAN Percent black and mulatto 0-4 5-14 15-29 30-49 50-74 75-100 No data ...
... Republic . To an ever - greater degree , to be a person of African ancestry in Latin America is to be " brown , " not black . " Brownness " is a racial category born of race mixture , and as an intermediate social category between ...
... Republic and Nazi Germany at the same time . In both countries the linking of racism and nationalism , and the promotion of both as official state policy by an authoritarian regime seeking to centralize power and control , proved to be ...