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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... economic advantages , but , as we have seen , upward mobility in the colonial world did not depend exclusively on economic achievement . Racial barriers to such mobility had to be overcome as well , and “ improving the race " ( a phrase ...
... economic advance . Despite the decimation of the Afro - Cuban elite in 1844 and the confiscation of property suffered by many well - to - do people of color , the black middle and upper - middle class soon rebuilt itself . The Spanish ...
... economic growth in Latin America during the post - World War II period greatly expanded the size of both the blue - collar and white - collar black labor forces ; presumably , continued growth in the current century would push forward ...