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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Given the conditions under which they lived and worked , collective action by slaves was hardly surprising . Along with the silver mines of Mexico and Peru , sugar plantations were the first truly industrial sites in Latin America ...
Of the 186 slaves on the Santana plantation in Bahia in 1752 , at least 80 percent lived in family units headed by a male and female couple , and another 13 percent lived in single - headed family units .
The gap between black and white life expectancies thus fell from 7.4 years in 1950 , when whites lived on average 18 percent longer than blacks , to 6.8 years in 1991 , at which point whites lived 11 percent longer.38 Cultural Browning ...
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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