Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000

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OUP USA, Jul 15, 2004 - History - 284 pages
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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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Contents

1800
11
An Exterminating Bolt of Lightning The Wars for Freedom 18101890
53
Our New Citizens the Blacks The Politics of Freedom 18101890
85
A Transfusion of New Blood Whitening 18801930
117
Browning and Blackening 19302000
153
Into the TwentyFirst Century 2000 and Beyond
191
Population Counts 18002000
203
Glossary
209
Notes
213
Selected Bibliography
247
Index
275
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George Reid Andrews is UCIS Research Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900 and Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988.

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