Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000
OUP USA, 15/07/2004 - 304 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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By 1800 more Africans were arriving in Spanish America and Brazil than ever before . ... a region that prior to 1800 had not participated in the Atlantic slave trade , African and Portuguese merchants purchased large numbers of captives ...
In Puerto Rico , African slaves nearing death insisted on receiving Catholic baptism and last rites . When masters failed to provide those rites , “ the slaves themselves baptized their dying companions .
“ If someone from outside were to judge Bahia by its Carnaval , ” complained a Salvador newspaper in 1903 , “ they could not fail to place us on a par with Africa . ” When the city's chief of police began to crack down on black ...
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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