Black in Latin America Book

Black in Latin America


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814738184

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Black in Latin America Excerpt :

12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The rest-over ten and a half million-were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledge-or deny-their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries-Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru-through art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view.

Black in Latin America Book

Black in Latin America


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814733424

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Black in Latin America Excerpt :

12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The restOCoover ten and a half millionOCowere taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledgeOCoor denyOCotheir African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countriesOCoBrazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and PeruOCothrough art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view. In Brazil, he delves behind the fa ade of Carnaval to discover how this OCyrainbow nationOCO is waking up to its legacy as the worldOCOs largest slave economy. In Cuba, he finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island is inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel CastroOCOs Communist revolution in 1959. In Haiti, he tells the story of the birth of the first-ever bla

Black in Latin America Book

Black in Latin America


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814732991

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Black in Latin America Excerpt :

Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The rest—over ten and a half million—were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledge—or deny—their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries—Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru—through art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view. In Brazil, he delves behind the façade of Carnaval to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy. In Cuba, he finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island is inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since

Culling the Masses Book

Culling the Masses


  • Author : David Scott FitzGerald
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674369672

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Culling the Masses Excerpt :

Culling the Masses questions the view that democracy and racism cannot coexist. Based on records from 22 countries 1790-2010, it offers a history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere, showing that democracies were first to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states first to outlaw discrimination.

Afro Latin American Studies Book

Afro Latin American Studies


  • Author : Alejandro de la Fuente
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107177628

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Afro Latin American Studies Excerpt :

Examines the full range of humanities and social science scholarship on people of African descent in Latin America.

Afro Latin America Book

Afro Latin America


  • Author : George Reid Andrews
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674545861

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Afro Latin America Excerpt :

Two-thirds of Africans, both free and enslaved, who came to the Americas from 1500 to 1870 came to Spanish America and Brazil. Yet Afro-Latin Americans have been excluded from narratives of their hemisphere’s history. George Reid Andrews redresses this omission by making visible the lives and labors of black Latin Americans in the New World.

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America Book

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America


  • Author : Peter Wade
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0745329489

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Race and Ethnicity in Latin America Excerpt :

For over ten years, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America has been an essential text for students studying the region. This second edition adds new material and brings the analysis up to date. Race and ethnic identities are increasingly salient in Latin America. Peter Wade examines changing perspectives on Black and Indian populations in the region, tracing similarities and differences in the way these peoples have been seen by academics and national elites. Race and ethnicity as analytical concepts are re-examined in order to assess their usefulness. This book should be the first port of call for anthropologists and sociologists studying identity in Latin America.

Black Writers and Latin America Book

Black Writers and Latin America


  • Author : Richard L. Jackson
  • Publisher : Washington, DC : Howard University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173006709412

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Black Writers and Latin America Excerpt :

In this study, the author begins by examining the influence of Africa and Spain upon the literatures of African Americans and Latin Americans. He explores the reciprocal exchange of influences among artists of African descent in the United States and in Latin America--from established writers to a new generation of writers, including women.

Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America Book

Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America


  • Author : Kwame Dixon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351750974

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Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America Excerpt :

Latin America has a rich and complex social history marked by slavery, colonialism, dictatorships, rebellions, social movements and revolutions. Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America explores the dynamic interplay between racial politics and hegemonic power in the region. It investigates the fluid intersection of social power and racial politics and their impact on the region’s histories, politics, identities and cultures. Organized thematically with in-depth country case studies and a historical overview of Afro-Latin politics, the volume provides a range of perspectives on Black politics and cutting-edge analyses of Afro-descendant peoples in the region. Regional coverage includes Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti and more. Topics discussed include Afro-Civil Society; antidiscrimination criminal law; legal sanctions; racial identity; racial inequality and labor markets; recent Black electoral participation; Black feminism thought and praxis; comparative Afro-women social movements; the intersection of gender, race and class, immigration and migration; and citizenship and the struggle for human rights. Recognized experts in different disciplinary fields address the depth and complexity of these issues. Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America contributes to and builds on the study of Black politics in Latin America.

Black Social Movements in Latin America Book

Black Social Movements in Latin America


  • Author : J. Rahier
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1349352357

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Black Social Movements in Latin America Excerpt :

Drawing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, the essays in this collection examine in different national contexts the consequences of the "Latin American multicultural turn" in Afro Latino social movements of the past two decades.

The African Americans Book
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The African Americans


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)
  • Publisher : Smiley Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401935146

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The African Americans Excerpt :

Chronicles five hundred years of African-American history from the origins of slavery on the African continent through Barack Obama's second presidential term, examining contributing political and cultural events.

Living While Black In Latin America And The Caribbean Book

Living While Black In Latin America And The Caribbean


  • Author : Delroy Constantine-Simms
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1166
  • ISBN 10 : 1640070125

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Living While Black In Latin America And The Caribbean Excerpt :

This book aims to highlight, how and why people of Afro-descendant living in Latin American and Caribbean, experience greater levels of racial discrimination, than African-American counterparts.

Wonders of the African World Book

Wonders of the African World


  • Author : Henry Louis Gates
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0375402357

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Wonders of the African World Excerpt :

Offers an illustrated journey through the history and contributions of Africa's lost civilizations, from the ancient pyramids of Nubia to the ruins of Ethiopia's Christian kingdom to the great library and university of Timbuktu.

Slaves  Subjects  and Subversives Book

Slaves Subjects and Subversives


  • Author : Jane Landers
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0826323979

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Slaves Subjects and Subversives Excerpt :

A comprehensive study of African slavery in the colonies of Spain and Portugal in the New World.

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America  the Caribbean  and the United States Book

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America the Caribbean and the United States


  • Author : Persephone Braham
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611495386

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African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America the Caribbean and the United States Excerpt :

Scholars of the African Americas are sometimes segregated from one another by region or period, by language, or by discipline. Bringing together essays on fashion, the visual arts, film, literature, and history, this volume shows how our understanding of the African diaspora in the Americas can be enriched by crossing disciplinary boundaries to recontextualize images, words, and thoughts as part of a much greater whole. Diaspora describes dispersion, but also the seeding, sowing, or scattering of spores that take root and grow, maturing and adapting within new environments. The examples of diasporic cultural production explored in this volume reflect on loss and dispersal, but they also constitute expansive and dynamic intellectual and artistic production, neither wholly African nor wholly American (in the hemispheric sense), whose resonance deeply inflects all of the Americas. African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States represents a call for multidisciplinary, collaborative, and complex approaches to the subject of the African diaspora.