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Latin America: Black History, Life & Values

(see also Brazil: Black History, Life & Values, Colombia: Black History, Life & Values, Cuba: Black History, Life & Values, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago & Guyana)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Drake, St. Claire. "The Black diaspora in pan-African perspective," Black Scholar 7,1 (9/75):2-14.

Jackson, Richard L. "Mestizaje vs. Black identity: the color crisis in Latin America," Black World 24,9 (7/75):4-21.

Mintz, Sidney. "Toward an Afro-American history," Journal of World History 13 (1971):317-32.

Patterson, Orlando. "Rethinking Black history," Harvard Educational Review 41,3 (1971):297-313.

Zelinsky, Wilbur. "The historical geography of the Negro population of Latin America," Journal of Negro History 34 (1949):153-221.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abrahams, Roger D. & John F. Szwed. Discovering Afro-America (Leyden, 1975).

Andrews, George Reid. Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 (NY: Oxford, 2004).

Barnes, Sandra T. (ed.) Africa's Ogun: Old World & New (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1989).

Bastide, Roger. African Civilizations in the New World [1967] (NY, 1972).

Béhague, Gerard H. Music & Black Ethnicity: The Caribbean & South America (Boulder, 1994).

Chasteen, John Charles. National Rhythms, African Roots. The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2003).

Conniff, Michael L. & Thomas J. Davis (eds.) Africans in the Americas: A History of the Black Diaspora (NY, 1994).

Diouf, Sylviane A. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NY, 1998).

Finn, Julio. The Bluesman: The Musical Heritage of Black Men & Women in the Americas [1986] (NY, 1992).

Forbes, Jack D. Africans & Native Americans: The Language of Race & the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1993).

Franco, José Luciano. La diáspora africana en el Nuevo Mundo (La Habana, 1975).

Frucht, Richard (ed.) Black Society in the New World (NY, 1971).

Harris, Joseph E. (ed.) Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora (Washington, 1993).

Herskovits, Melville J. The Myth of the Negro Past [1941] (Boston: Beacon, 1958).

__________. The New World Negro (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1966).

Hine, Darlene Clark & Jacqueline A. McLeod (eds.) Crossing Boundari9es: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1999).

Jackson, Richard L. The Black Image in Latin American Literature (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1976).

__________. Black Writers in Latin America (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1979).

Jahn, Janheinz. A History of Neo-African Literature: Writings in Two Continents (London, 1968).

Jalloh, Alusine & Stephen E. Maizlish (eds.) The African Diaspora (College Station: Texas A&M, 1996).

Joel, Miriam. African Traditions in Latin America (Cuernavaca: CIDOC, 1972).

Jones, Edward L. The Black Diaspora: Colonization of Colored People (Seattle, 1989).

Kilson, Mrtin & Robert I. Rotberg (eds.) The African Diaspora (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1976).

Landers, Jane G. (ed.) Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas (Portland, 1996).

Moreno Fraginals, Manuel (ed.) Africa en América Latina (México: Siglo XXI, 1977).

Pescatello, Ann M. (ed.) The African in Latin America (NY: Knopf, 1974).

Pinn, Anthony B. Varieties of African American Religious Experience (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 1998).

Price, Richard (ed.) Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas [1973] (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1996).

Rout, Leslie B. Jr. The African Experience in Spanish America: 1502 to the Present Day (Cambridge, 1976).

Segal, Ronald. The Black Diaspora: Five Centuries of the Black Diaspora Outside of Africa (NY, 1995).

Simpson, George Eaton. Black Religions in the New World (NY: Columbia, 1978).

Steger, Hanns-Albert. El trasfondo revolucionario del sincretismo criollo (Cuernavaca: CIDOC, 1972).

Stringer, Christopher & Robin McKie. African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity (NY: Henry Holt, 1997).

Tujibikile, Muamba. La resistencia cultural del negro en América Latina: lógica ancestral y celebración de la vida (San José CR, 1990).

Whitten, Norman E. Jr. & John F. Szwed (eds.) Afro-American Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives (NY: Free Press, 1970).

In the Library: Fiction

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In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Barco Prometido (The Promised Ship)" [2000], Luciano Capelli, 51m. Blacks on Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast remember Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line & the hope of repatriation to Africa.

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