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Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000.

By: Andrews, George Reid.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9780198034773.Subject(s): Blacks -- Latin America -- History | Latin America -- Race relations | Racially mixed people -- Latin America -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000DDC classification: 980 | 980.00496 | 980/.00496 LOC classification: F1419 .N4 A63 2004Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Maps; Introduction; Chapter 1 1800; Chapter 2 "An Exterminating Bolt of Lightning": The Wars for Freedom, 1810-1890; Chapter 3 "Our New Citizens, the Blacks": The Politics of Freedom, 1810-1890; Chapter 4 "A Transfusion of New Blood": Whitening, 1880-1930; Chapter 5 Browning and Blackening, 1930-2000; Chapter 6 Into the Twenty-First Century: 2000 and Beyond; Appendix: Population Counts, 1800-2000; Glossary; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
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 peooples and
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Contents; Maps; Introduction; Chapter 1 1800; Chapter 2 "An Exterminating Bolt of Lightning": The Wars for Freedom, 1810-1890; Chapter 3 "Our New Citizens, the Blacks": The Politics of Freedom, 1810-1890; Chapter 4 "A Transfusion of New Blood": Whitening, 1880-1930; Chapter 5 Browning and Blackening, 1930-2000; Chapter 6 Into the Twenty-First Century: 2000 and Beyond; Appendix: Population Counts, 1800-2000; Glossary; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

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

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For all of the enormous advances made in the historiography on people of African descent in Latin America over the last two decades, this scholarship has not always reached a wider readership. Andrews (history, Univ. of Pittsburgh) has taken an impressive first step in making the advances of recent literature more accessible. Eventually, the coming generation of new studies will demand the writing of still more surveys; but even then, this volume will retain a great deal of its present value. Do not be fooled by its essential readability; this book belongs on the same shelf as the venerable Cambridge general histories. The scope and subject of the monograph are too broad to describe in a brief review. Major themes include historical events, economy, culture, and politics, all successfully woven into a narrative that privileges how issues pertaining specifically to people of African descent were an integral part of Latin America's whole history. Examples and specific cases are drawn from every part of the region. As this book makes clear, it is impossible to explain this hemispheric history without considering the role of Afro Latin Americans. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All college collections. J. Rosenthal SUNY College at Oneonta

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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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