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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... runaway communities ( quilombos or mocambos in Brazil ; palenques or cumbes in Spanish America ) .90 Such settle- ments had first appeared in Spanish America early in the colonial period . Ex- tended , multiyear guerrilla wars were ...
... run- away settlements in Minas over the course of the century . Hundreds more doubt- less existed that never found their way into official records . 93 In Minas as elsewhere in Latin America , most runaway settlements were small and ...
... runaway slaves Lit. " shirtless one " ; a working - class person Lit. " samba school " ; group that parades and puts on shows during Carnaval Urban squatter settlement Resident of a favela Large agricultural estate Sorcerer ...