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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... emancipation enacted during those years . Under these Free Womb laws , as they were called , children of slave mothers were born free , as libertos or manumisos ( manumitted ones ) . As minors , they were required to serve their mothers ...
... emancipation drew nearer , and their market value plunged , many slaves accelerated the process of emancipation by purchasing their freedom at bargain prices . In other cases , owners no longer interested in enforc- ing property rights ...
... Emancipation , 45–83 ; Fer- rer , Insurgent Cuba , 15–28 . 82. Quotations from Scott , Slave Emancipation , 55 ( see also 45–62 ) ; Bergad , Cuban Rural Society , 185 ( see also 183–89 ) . 83. Ferrer , Insurgent Cuba , 47–67 ; Helg ...