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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... blacks and mulattoes in colonial soci- ety and to their greater ability ( as compared to their counterparts in the English or French colonies ) to make their way upward in that society . But this was far from the original intent of ...
... blacks and mulattoes . A Portuguese observer caught in the city during the revolt recalled how " the half - castes , mulattoes , and blacks went about in such an insolent manner that they kept saying we were all equal . ” Under pressure ...
... blacks and mulattoes into national life following emancipation and called for a " broadening of citizenship " to include nonwhites in full political participation.26 The struggle for that broadened citizenship was carried out in part ...