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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... planters and merchants from the Bahian town of São Francisco repeated the point : " The spirit of insurrection is seen among all types of slaves , and is fomented principally by the slaves of the city [ of Salvador ] , where the ideas ...
... planters and government officials observed a notice- able increase in slave violence , both against other slaves and against masters and overseers . In his 1878 annual report to the emperor , the governor of São Paulo noted as an ...
... planters trying to coax yields from aging trees and badly eroded land were forced to cede sharecropping and tenancy rights compa- rable to those granted to workers on the sugar plantations . Under these condi- tions , coffee cultivation ...