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Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

George Reid Andrews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Uruguay is not conventionally thought of as part of the African diaspora, yet during the period of Spanish colonial rule, thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in the country. Afro-Uruguayans played ... More


Introduction

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Focusing on Uruguay, a nation that historically prided itself on its European heritage and tradition, this book sheds light on how and why Uruguay practiced African-based cultures and embraced them ... More


The New Negros, 1920–1960

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Following the Great Depression of the 1930s, the 1940s and 1950s, many Afro-Uruguayans migrated to the capital in search of employment, education, and other opportunities. This chapter examines the ... More


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