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Black in Latin America

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 9780814732984 0814732984 9780814732991 0814732992 9780814733424 0814733425 9780814738184 0814738184
OCLC Number: 692291843
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
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"Henry Louis Gates, Jr., leads us on a country-by-country tour exploring the recesses of blackness in well-known and lesser-known regions of Latin America, surprising us at every turn with his Read more...

 
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