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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... Middle Classes The war on African - based culture was applauded not just by whites but by the black middle class as well . Upwardly mobile blacks and mulattoes were struggling to cross the great divide separating the world of working - ...
... middle class in most of the countries of the region . As the members of that new black middle class sought to take their rightful place in national economies , societies , and political systems , however , they encoun- tered populism's ...
... middle class . Although none of those racially based movements achieved the goals they were seeking , they were ... class phenome- non - quilombos and palenques — to a predominantly middle - class affair . While the oppression of slavery ...