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Black in Latin America /

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Main Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2011.
Topics: Blacks - Latin America - History. | Blacks - Race identity - Latin America. | Slavery - Latin America - History.
Regions: Latin America - Civilization - African influences. | Latin America - Race relations.
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Physical Description: xi, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247) and index.
ISBN: 9780814732984 (hbk.)
0814732984 (hbk.)

Summary: 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. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences...the author set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their origin 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. Now, he brings that quest full-circle in an effort to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America.

More Details for: Black in Latin America