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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Those opportunities increased further in the 1790s , when the slaves of Saint Domingue rose up in an epoch - making revolution that by 1804 had abol- ished slavery — the first New World nation to do so — and created the independ- ent ...
Between 1800 and 1850 Cuban sugar exports increased tenfold ( from 29,000 tons per year to 295,000 ) , and Brazilian exports sixfold ( from 20,000 tons in 1800 to 120,000 in 1850 ) . Puerto Rico's output was much lower , but the rate of ...
As a result , after substantial increases in the early 1800s , Brazilian sugar exports only doubled in value between 1820 and 1870 ... As export- based wealth increased , so did the demand for goods and services provided by ...
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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