African in Latin America, The

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Creators & Publishers
Publisher
University Press of America
Metadata
ISBN
0819118265
Collection
Regular item
Year
1975
Description

"The entrance of Africans into the Americas begins one of the most vital yet depressing chapters in the history of three continents.  The story of black men and women in an alien environment is one of both human endurance and the survival of cultures.  The African brought with him to Latin America a rich heritage of art and religion, advanced agricultural methods, technology, and sophisticated political and social organizations.  With this however, came another tradition, one in which servitude was the expedient device for obtaining manpower in labor-deficient economies."  ~excerpt from the back cover of The African in Latin America