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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mented in 1871 that only 25 to 30 percent of slave children born in the countryside survived to the age of eight , and that conditions had been even worse in the first half of the century . This sounds like impossible exaggeration ...
Among the black population , the index dropped by almost half , from 108 to 59 , a catastrophic rate of loss . In Montevideo , the masculinity index among slaves alone dropped from 119 in 1805 to 78 in 1819.3 30 Lack of comparable data ...
Panamanian scholar Winston Welch estimates that half of the Panamanian mestizo group is of African descent ; 11 and Venezuela's colonial and nineteenth - century population history , plus my own visits to and travels in that country ...
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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