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Black in Latin America

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gates,Henry Louis,Jr (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2011
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780814732984
Published:
New York: New York University Press
ISBN:
9780814732984
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, Race relations, Slavery, Latin America, Civilization, African influences, Race identity
Notes:
259 p, 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.