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The term Afro-Latino was adopted as a response to the invisibility of Latin American and Caribbean blacks while discussing issues of ethnicity. Below are some useful resources to learn more about Afro-Latinos.
Ideally suited for use in broad, swift-moving surveys of Latin American and Caribbean history, this abridgment of McKnight and Garofalo's Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives from the Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812 (2009) includes all of the English translations, introductions, and annotation created for that volume.
Through a collection of theoretically engaging and empirically grounded texts, this book examines African-descended populations in Latin America and Afro-Latin@s in the United States in order to explore questions of black identity and representation, transnationalism, and diaspora in the Americas.
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora in Latin America from emancipation to the present, George Reid Andrews deftly synthesizes the history of people of African descent in every Latin American country from Mexico and the Caribbean to Argentina. He examines how African peooples and their descendants made their way from slavery to freedom and how they helped shape and responded to political, economic, and cultural changes in their societies. Individually and collectively they pursued the goals of freedom, equality, and citizenship through military service, political parties, civic organizations, labor unions, religious activity, and other avenues. Spanning two centuries, this tour de force should be read by anyone interested in Latin American history, the history of slavery, and the African diaspora, as well as the future of Latin America.
Explores a little known branch of the African Diaspora - Afro-Mexicans - and discusses their conditions of arrival and establishment in Mexico within the context of Spanish colonialism and the socioracial terms that are the focus of the main study: indio, blanco, nero and moreno. These terms are part of daily life in Mexico, used in variable ways as tags of social identity. This book is an insightful addition to the growing body of invaluable research in the field of Diaspora Studies' - Paru Raman, University of London'
This book examines contemporary Afro-Latin@ literature and its depiction of the multifaceted identity encompassing the separate identifications of Americans and the often-conflicting identities of blacks and Latin@s. The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture highlights the writers' aims to define Afro-Latin@ identity, to rewrite historical narratives so that they include the Afro-Latin@ experience and to depict the search for belonging. Their writing examines the Afro-Latin@ encounter with race within the US and exposes the trauma resulting from the historical violence of colonialism and slavery.
Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America offers a new, dynamic discussion of the experience of blackness and cultural difference, black political mobilization, and state responses to Afro-Latin activism throughout Latin America. Its thematic organization and holistic approach set it apart as the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of these populations and the issues they face currently available.
Indexes academic journals with content about Latin America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
Update frequency: monthly
The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is the source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
The Americas Barometer is an initiative of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). It measures democratic values and behaviors in Latin American nations using public opinion polls of voting-age adults.
Hosted by Vanderbilt University, LAPOP provides access to data on country democratic audits from 2004 forward. Key countries covered are: Ecuador; Bolivia; Costa Rica; Panama; Peru; Guatemala; Columbia; Mexico; Dominican Republic; Paraguay; Chile and El Salvador. Materials are in English or Spanish, and topics covered include voter turnout levels; trust in political systems and institutions, the conduct of elections and information on political participation.