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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... masters and slaves that was in some ways analogous to modern bargaining between industrial workers and their employ- ers.44 Usually these negotiations were informal , subtle , and largely implicit ; at times , however , they surfaced ...
... master's language , growing up in their masters ' culture , and knowing their masters ' laws , American - born slaves were far better equipped than newly arrived Africans , many of whom would never even learn to speak Spanish or ...
... masters and slaves , not just over the acquisition of freedom but over the basic conditions under which slaves lived and worked . Most of the cards in those negotiations were held by the masters . But occasionally slaves succeeded in ...