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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... landowners to poverty - stricken peasants ; and party allegiance was often determined more by personal ties of kinship and friendship ( to which party did one's family , friends , and patrons belong ? ) than by questions of ideology or ...
... landowners to aggressively confront the libertos , im- posing high rents ... they have been forced to accept the counter - proposals made by their former slaves . " 62 Further weakening the bargaining position of landowners was the ...
... landowners with both the capital and the in- centive to expand and develop their landholdings . Black peasants with legal title to their land had some chance of resisting landowners ' encroachments and even of profiting from increased ...