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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... labor force to meet even their limited labor demands . As a result , both Cuba and Santo Domingo imported relatively small numbers of Africans , but more than did Central America or Chile : some 50,000 arrived in Cuba in the 250 years ...
... labor in these communally owned mines emerges clearly in the Colombian census of 1867 , in which almost half the region's miners were female.68 Family labor was retained for use on family land . And while field labor contin- ued to be ...
... labor code . Elected president that year , Batista continued and expanded these programs during the 1940s.13 In Venezuela military governments retained power during the 1930s and con- tinued to repress the oil workers ' unions , most ...