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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... elites , commoners , and slaves alike.3 That experience made only too clear the explosive forces locked within the structure of societies based on racially defined forced labor , and the enormous risks of trying to overthrow cen- tral ...
... elites.24 Yet vengeance was not what most Afro - Latin Americans were seeking . Bolívar had it right the first time : free blacks and mulattoes were de- manding the full rights of citizenship . And in return for the promise of those ...
... elites launched insurrections aimed either at full secession or at winning higher levels of local autonomy from the government in Rio de Janeiro . Amid the turmoil unleashed by these rebellions , the free black , slave , and Indian ...