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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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 ...
At a moment when the Crown faced enemies and opponents both internal ( local white elites ) and ex- ternal ( England and France ) , it could not afford to alienate a rising social group on which it depended for military and political ...
These included the Movimento Negro Unificado , a national - level political movement founded in 1978 ; the “ black groups " or " black commissions " associ- ated with competing political parties ; the Grupo de Consciência e União Negra ...
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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