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Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 By George Reid Andrews (Professor, Department of History, Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh)

Summary

This is the first history ever written of the African diaspora in Latin America from emancipation to the present. Covering the last two hundred years, and including Spanish America, Brazil, and the Caribbean, it examines how African-descended people made their way out of slavery and into freedom, and how, once free, they helped build social and political democracy in the region.

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 Summary

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 by George Reid Andrews (Professor, Department of History, Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh)

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.

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 Reviews

...a thoughtful account that should change the way we view and teach the role of Africans in the New World. * Colin M. Maclachlan, Hispanic American Historical Review *

About George Reid Andrews (Professor, Department of History, Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh)

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 Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988.

Table of Contents

Maps Introduction 1. 1800 2. "An Exterminating Bolt of LIghtning": The Wars for Freedom, 1810-1890 3. "Our New Citizens, the Blacks": The Politics of Freedom, 1810-1890 4. "A Transfusion of New Blood": Whitening, 1880-1930 5. Browning and Blackening, 1930-2000 6. Into the Twenty-First Century: 2000 and Beyond Appendix: Population Counts, 1800-2000 Glossary Notes Selected Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR011052296
9780195152333
0195152336
Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 by George Reid Andrews (Professor, Department of History, Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2004-07-01
298
Winner of Arthur P. Whitaker Prize of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2005.
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