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The Resource Black in Latin America, Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Black in Latin America, Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
Black in Latin America
Title
Black in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. This astonishing fact changes the entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So 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. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, he 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 that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
980/.00496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1419.N4
LC item number
G38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Slavery
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Civilization
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Latin America
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Schwarze
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Black in Latin America, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brazil : "May Exú give me the power of speech" -- Mexico : "The black grandma in the closet" -- Peru : the black soul of Peru -- The Dominican Republic : "Black behind the ears" -- Haiti : "From my ashes I rise; God is my cause and my sword" (motto on King Henri Christophe's Haitian flag, 1811-1820) -- Cuba : the next Cuban revolution
Control code
ocn692291843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 p.
Isbn
9780814733424
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011007759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814732984
  • (OCoLC)692291843
Label
Black in Latin America, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brazil : "May Exú give me the power of speech" -- Mexico : "The black grandma in the closet" -- Peru : the black soul of Peru -- The Dominican Republic : "Black behind the ears" -- Haiti : "From my ashes I rise; God is my cause and my sword" (motto on King Henri Christophe's Haitian flag, 1811-1820) -- Cuba : the next Cuban revolution
Control code
ocn692291843
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 p.
Isbn
9780814733424
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011007759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814732984
  • (OCoLC)692291843

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