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Blackness in the White Nation : A History of Afro-Uruguay - George Reid Andrews

Blackness in the White Nation

A History of Afro-Uruguay

Paperback Published: 18th October 2010
ISBN: 9780807871584
Number Of Pages: 256

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Uruguay is not conventionally thought of as part of the African diaspora, yet during the period of Spanish colonial rule, thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in the country. Afro-Uruguayans played important roles in Uruguay's national life, creating the second-largest black press in Latin America, a racially defined political party, and numerous social and civic organizations.
Afro-Uruguayans were also central participants in the creation of Uruguayan popular culture and the country's principal musical forms, tango and candombe. Candombe, a style of African-inflected music, is one of the defining features of the nation's culture, embraced equally by white and black citizens.
In "Blackness in the White Nation," George Reid Andrews offers a comprehensive history of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial period to the present. Showing how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he traces the development of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a central part of the nation's culture has not fundamentally helped the cause of racial equality. Incorporating lively descriptions of his own experiences as a member of a candombe drumming and performance group, Andrews consistently connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the broader issues of race, culture, gender, and politics throughout Latin America and the African diaspora generally.

A valuable contribution to the broader history of the African presence in Latin America which has gathered considerable momentum in recent years.--Latin American Review of Books


Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay, offers a refreshingly nuanced and successful statement on the continuing importance of nation-specific analyses in the study of blackness and black history.--H-Net Reviews


It is striking how seamlessly Andrews integrates diverse sources into this fascinating history.--Hispanic American Historical Review


A fabulous read . . . . Andrews is a superb comparativist, and in his hands, the story of a small black population in a small country--far from being a curiosity or mere footnote to Afro-Latin American history--sheds new light on the specificity and contingency of patterns of racial formation and mobilization across the region.--The Americas


[An] engagingly written, creative, and politically relevant study.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History

ISBN: 9780807871584
ISBN-10: 0807871583
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Type: New edition