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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... come together during the 1970s and 1980s to create Latin American analogues of the U.S. civil rights movement . ... direct contact with the civil rights and Black Power movements at the high point of those movements ' influence .
They needed assistance with the pressing problems in their lives , and they had learned over time that the most likely sources of such assistance were not weak , counterhegemonic movements but strong , established authorities — local ...
Assuming that electoral democracy remains the norm in the region , I suspect that Afro - Latin Americans will I tend to mobilize not through racially defined movements but through parties , unions , and other means of cross - racial ...
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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