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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105 In an 1811 case against her master , who had been exploiting her sexually since she was 14 years old ... 1 Sexual relations between slaves and masters also help explain mulattoes ' greater success , as compared to slaves of unmixed ...
16 The effects of fighting were just as severe in the Cauca , where , as in Cartagena and Barlovento , Spanish officers encouraged slaves to destroy their Creole masters ' property . When royalist forces were finally driven out of the ...
Earlier in the century , when slaves had attacked masters or overseers , they invariably fled into the forests in an effort to escape . Now , the governor of São Paulo observed in 1878 , slaves who had attacked their masters “ neither ...
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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