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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69 In the Brazilian province of Bahia , the capital city of Salvador was surrounded by small quilombos : “ If destroyed in one place , they reappeared elsewhere , nourished ... by the uninterrupted stream of slaves ” arriving from ...
In each of these rebellions , provincial elites seeking greater autonomy from the central government led uprisings ... the core of the rebel army was a column of some 3,000 runaways drawn from the province's plantations and quilombos .
During the early 1900s a number of U.S. - owned firms opened operations in the province , again driving smallholders off the land . The result was a state of constant tension , violence and petty banditry in the Oriente countryside .
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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