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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Then during the 1760s and 1770s both nations adopted a policy of limited “ free trade , " gradually removing restrictions on trade between colonial ports and the metropolis . In 1789 Spain took the even more radical step of removing all ...
As the demand for slaves intensified , coastal merchants extended their trading networks further inland . In the Congo and Angola , trade routes stretched 300 to 400 miles into the interior of the continent , a journey of several months ...
Abolition of the African slave trade and of slavery , 1810–1888 Slavery Country Slave trade Free Womb law Final abolition 1822 1822 1811 1811 1824 1824 1825 ( 1838 ) 1821 1825 1821 1821 1821 Dominican Republic Chile Central America ...
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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