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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The government sought to use the cabildos as a means of controlling the city's slaves and free blacks , who in turn sought to advance their own interests . These contradictory goals were apparent in the very name of the cabildos ' chief ...
During the second half of the century they sought to establish patronclient ties with powerful protectors by hiring themselves out as the bodyguards and “ enforcers ” of important politicians and businessmen .
... Brazilian and Cuban authorities sought to eliminate the African content of Carnaval , the annual “ festival of the ... for riotous dancing and drumming contests in which each African nation sought to demonstrate its superiority .
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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