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Slavery and Beyond : The African Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean - Darien J. Davis

Slavery and Beyond

The African Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9780842024846
Number Of Pages: 328

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From the arrival of Hispanicized Africans during the Age of Discovery to today's renewal of racial identities, the history of Africans in Latin America has been complex, their contributions numerous. It is precisely this complexity that the essays in Slavery and Beyond analyze, exploring geographical, regional, and other factors.

The editor has selected ten topics through which to study the African dimension of Latin America, including the colonial era, religion, music, and intermarriage. Each topic is explained by the editor and then discussed in articles drawn from academic journals, monographs, and papers.

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...these essays explore the geographical, regional, and cultural factors that affect the history of Latin America. Each [essay] helps readers to grasp the complicated internal dynamics of this African-based group and their relationships with encompassing societies.--Booklist

Introduction: The African Experience in Latin America - Resistance and Accommodation
A Black Conquistador in Mexicop. 1
A Cuban Slave's Testimonyp. 11
Africans and Indians: A Comparative Study of the Black Carib and Black Seminolep. 29
The Black Legions of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1800-1900p. 55
Afro-Creoles on the Frontier: Conquering the Ecuadorian Pacific Lowlandsp. 81
Kongo in Haiti: A New Approach to Religious Syncretismp. 103
Black Music and Cultural Syncretism in Colombiap. 121
Afro-West Indians on the Central American Isthmus: The Case of Panamap. 147
The Four-Storeyed House: Africans in the Forging of Puerto Rico's National Identityp. 173
Afro-Creole Social Consciousness Movementsp. 195
Discourse on Colonialismp. 199
Marcus Garvey and the African Dreamp. 209
Understanding the Rastafariansp. 212
Afro-Brazilian Ethnicity and International Policyp. 233
Afro-Brazilian Women, Civil Rights, and Political Participationp. 253
Cuban Policy for Africap. 265
Glossaryp. 279
Suggested Readingsp. 283
Suggested Filmsp. 297
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780842024846
ISBN-10: 0842024840
Series: JAGUAR BOOKS ON LATIN AMERICA
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61

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