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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... quilombos proliferated to such a degree that local slave owners began to worry that runaways might form a new Palmares . As it turned out , none of the region's quilombos attained the size or longevity of Palmares : the largest , the ...
... quilombos : " If destroyed in one place , they reappeared elsewhere , nour- ished ... by the uninterrupted stream of slaves " arriving from Africa.70 Further south , quilombos spread through the hills and mountains outside Rio de ...
... quilombos . Government troops were ordered to capture these slaves alive so that they could be returned to their owners , but the ferocity of the slaves ' resistance made this impossible , and they were defeated only with heavy losses ...