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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reported that slaves joined their masters in trying to evade the draft . Recruiters in Peru found that , while on some haciendas 15 or 20 slaves would step forward , ready to sign up , on others only one or two were willing to enlist ...
Though the Directorio closed its doors in 1894 , local societies continued to exist and were joined by other organizations during the early 1900s as the black middle class continued to expand . 38 This level of organization ...
When artisans from various trades joined together in 1857 to create the first cross - guild society , its charter explicitly barred blacks and mulattoes from membership . As a result of the independence struggle , many of the guilds ...
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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