Dr. Reid Andrews of the University of Pittsburgh is our guest this edition of the podcast, which covers Black life in Latin America.
The Afro-Latin experience in South America, Central America and Mexico is a complex one, with colonialism, independence and post-independence all playing roles in the lives those of African descent lived. Dr. Andrews gives a glimpse at this history and where Latin America is today.
Dr. Andrews is one of the United States’ foremost scholars on Black cultural, political and social life in Latin America. His books include Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), Afro-Latin America, 1800–2000 (Oxford University Press, 2004), The Social Construction of Democracy, coedited with Herrick Chapman (Macmillan and New York University Press, 1995), Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888–1988 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991) and The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800–1900 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980). His university instruction focuses on many topics, including race in Latin America and Latin America in the colonial and post-colonial period.
We’ll also review three new books: To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War by John Gibler, Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic by Melina Pappademos and Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos by Louis A. Pérez. Catch the book giveaway mentioned as well!
Finally, the podcast features music by Molotov, Rocky Rivera, Las Kellies and Ana Tijoux.
- Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic and Cuba in the American Imagination [review]
- The Latin American Revolution!
- Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces? How Paramilitary Groups Emerge and Challenge Democracy in Latin America [review]
- Violence and Activism at the Border: Gender, Fear, and Everyday Life in Ciudad Juarez [review]
- Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay [review]