Blacks and Blackness in Central America PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Blacks and Blackness in Central America free pdf Many of the earliest Africans to arrive in the Americas came to Central America with Spanish colonists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and people of African descent constituted the majority of non-indigenous populations in the region long thereafter. Yet in the development of national identities and historical consciousness, Central American nations have often countenanced widespread practices of social, political, and regional exclusion of blacks. The postcolonial development of mestizo or mixed-race ideologies of national identity have systematically downplayed African roots and participation in favour of Spanish and Indian antecedents and contributions. In addition, a powerful sense of place and belonging has led many peoples of African descent in Central America to identify themselves as something other than African American, reinforcing the tendency of local and foreign scholars to see Central America as peripheral to the African diaspora in the Americas. The essays in this collection begin to recover the forgotten and downplayed histories of blacks in Central America, demonstrating the centrality of African Americans to the region's history from the earliest colonial times to the present. They reveal how modern nationalist attempts to define mixed race majorities as "Indo-Hispanic," or as anything but African American, clash with the historical record of a region considered by many to be one of the most successful cases of African American achievement, political participation, and power following independence from Spain in 1821. Contributors: Rina Caceres Gomez- Ronald Harpelle- Juliet Hooker- Catherine Komisaruk- Russell Lohse- Paul Lokken- Mauricio Melendez Obando- Karl H. Offen- Lara Putnam

About Lowell Gudmundson

Lowell Gudmundson is Professor of Latin American Studies and History at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of Costa Rica Before Coffee: Economy and Society on the Eve of the Export Boom, a co-author of Liberalism Before Liberal Reform, and a co-editor of Coffee, Society, and Power in Latin America. Justin Wolfe is the William Arceneaux Associate Professor of Latin American History at Tulane University. He is the author of The Everyday Nation-State: Community and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century Nicaragua.

Details Book

Author : Lowell Gudmundson
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 20 December 2010
ISBN : 0822348039
EAN : 9780822348030
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Blacks and Blackness in Central America



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Blacks and Blackness in Central America free pdfBlacks and Blackness in Central America

    Many of the earliest Africans to arrive in the Americas came to Central America with Spanish colonists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. and people of African descent constituted the majority of non-indigenous populations in the region long thereafter..


  • The African-American Odyssey free pdfThe African-American Odyssey

    " A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. " This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • African Americans free pdfAfrican Americans

    A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity. This text illuminates the central place of African Americans in U.S. history by telling the story of what it has meant to be black in America and how African-American history is inseparably woven into the greater context of American history..


  • A Companion to African American Literature free pdfA Companion to African American Literature

    Through a series of essays that explore the forms. themes. genres. historical contexts. major authors. and latest critical approaches. A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day * Examines African American literature from its earliest origins..


  • African Americans free pdfAfrican Americans

    A compelling story of agency. survival. struggle and triumph over adversity African Americans: A Concise History illuminates the central place of African-Americans in U.S..


  • Blacks and Blackness in Central America free pdfBlacks and Blackness in Central America

    . Many of the earliest Africans to arrive in the Americas came to Central America with Spanish colonists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and people of African descent constituted the major