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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And in each of the rebellions , they proved to be the most committed and longest - enduring element of the rebel forces . In Maranhão by the final year of the Balaiada rebellion , the core of the rebel army was a column of some 3,000 ...
in the rebel movement ( many of them free blacks and mulattoes ) , and also seek- ing support from the United States , the rebel government decreed full and imme- diate emancipation . Unwilling to do away with slavery , but aware of the ...
Independence If rebel and Spanish commanders were initially uncertain whether slaves should serve in their armies , they had no such doubts concerning free people of color . Spain had actively recruited such troops into the colonial ...
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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