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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These include the independence armies , the national Liberal parties of the 1800s and early 1900s , the labor unions of the same period , and the populist parties and movements of the mid - 1900s . Other institutions and practices ...
... these new societies in the making was particu- larly tenuous ) and at the end ( in the late 1700s and early 1800s ) . African slaves had barely begun to work on sugar plantations in Santo Domingo when in 1522 they first rose up .
José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva , one of the architects of Brazilian independence , was an early exponent of emancipa- tion , asking how a free people could condone anyone's right " to steal another man's freedom and , even worse ...
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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