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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... rebel army was a column of some 3,000 runaways drawn from the province's planta- tions and quilombos . Government ... rebel forces and maintain slavery in place . Second , the rebels themselves proved to have little interest in freeing ...
... rebel government tried to keep libertos at work by requiring them to sign labor contracts with local employers . But continuing resistance by the libertos and the reluctance of rebel commanders , many of them free blacks , to enforce ...
... 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 militia . And ...