Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 / Edition 1

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 / Edition 1

by George Reid Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195152336

ISBN-13: 9780195152333

Pub. Date: 06/24/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195152333
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/24/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
325,506
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1180011
Ch. 2"An exterminating bolt of lighting" : the wars for freedom, 1810-189053
Ch. 3"Our new citizens, the blacks" : the politics of freedom, 1810-189085
Ch. 4"A transfusion of new blood" : whitening, 1880-1930117
Ch. 5Browning and blackening, 1930-2000153
Ch. 6Into the twenty-first century : 2000 and beyond191
Population counts, 1800-2000203

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