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 the early 1500s , these islands had no indigenous labor force to meet even their limited labor demands . ... 1800 - slave imports fell to fewer than 20,000 , despite the rapid economic growth and increasing demand for laborers .
This was what motivated 20 slaves on the Quebrada hacienda in Cañete , Peru , to march into Lima in 1809 and demand that royal officials remove their abusive overseer , and a group of 23 slaves in Guayama , Puerto Rico , to lay down ...
The result of this shortfall was the growth of an internal slave trade within Brazil , in which slaves were sold away from areas of lesser demand to areas of greater demand . In practice , this meant the transfer of slaves from urban ...
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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