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Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 - 04 edition

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780195152333

ISBN10: 0195152336

Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 by George Reid Andrews - ISBN 9780195152333
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 by George Reid Andrews - ISBN 9780195152333

ISBN13: 9780195152333

ISBN10: 0195152336

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04

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Summary

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 peoples 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.