The Afro-Latin@ reader : history and culture in the United States / edited by Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores.
- Other Title:
- Afro-Latino reader
- Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.
xiv, 566 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- African Americans.
African Americans -- Relations with Hispanic Americans.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
- "The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the Americas) belies the notion that Blacks and Latin@s are two distinct categories or cultures. Afro-Latin@s are uniquely situated to bridge the widening social divide between Latin@s and African Americans; at the same time, their experiences reveal pervasive racism among Latin@s and ethnocentrism among African Americans. Offering insight into Afro-Latin@ life and new ways to understand culture, ethnicity, nation, identity, and antiracist politics, The Afro-Latin@ Reader presents a kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States. It addresses history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including scholarly essays, memoirs, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, short stories, and interviews. While the selections cover centuries of Afro-Latin@ history, since the arrival of Spanish-speaking Africans in North America in the mid-sixteenth-century, most of them focus on the past fifty years. The central question of how Afro-Latin@s relate to and experience U.S. and Latin American racial ideologies is engaged throughout, in first-person accounts of growing up Afro-Latin@, a classic essay by a leader of the Young Lords, and analyses of U.S. census data on race and ethnicity, as well as in pieces on gender and sexuality, major-league baseball, and religion. The contributions that Afro-Latin@s have made to U.S. culture are highlighted in essays on the illustrious Afro-Puerto Rican bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and music and dance genres from salsa to mambo, and from boogaloo to hip hop. Taken together, these and many more selections help to bring Afro-Latin@s in the United States into critical view."--Publisher's description.
I. Historical background before 1900. The earliest Africans in North America / Peter H. Wood
Black pioneers : the Spanish-speaking Afro-Americans of the Southwest / Jack D. Forbes
Slave and free women of color in the Spanish ports of New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola / Virginia Meacham Gould
Afro-Cubans in Tampa / Susan D. Greenbaum
Excerpt from Pulling the muse from the drum / Adrián Castro
II. Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. Excerpt from "Racial integrity : a plea for the establishment of a chair of Negro history in our schools and colleges" / Arthur A. Schomburg
The world of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg / Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof
Invoking Arturo Schomburg's legacy in Philadelphia / Evelyne Laurent-Perrault
III. Afro-Latin@s on the color line. Black Cuban, Black American / Evelio Grillo
A Puerto Rican in New York and other sketches / Jesús Colón
Melba Alvarado, El Club Cubano Inter-Americano, and the creation of Afro-Cubanidades in New York City / Nancy Raquel Mirabal
An uneven playing field : Afro-Latinos in major league baseball / Adrian Burgos Jr.
Changing identities : an Afro-Latin@ family portrait / Gabriel Haslip-Viera
¡Eso era tremendo! : an Afro-Cuban musician remembers / Graciela
IV. Roots of salsa : Afro-Latin@ popular music. From "Indianola" to "ño colá" : the strange career of the Afro-Puerto Rican musician / Ruth Glasser
Excerpt from cu/bop / Louis Reyes Rivera
Bauzá-Gillespie-Latin/jazz : difference, modernity, and the black Caribbean / Jairo Moreno
Contesting that damned mambo : Arsenio Rodríguez and the people of El Barrio and the Bronx in the 1950s / David F. García
Boogaloo and Latin soul / Juan Flores
Excerpt from the salsa of Bethesda Fountain / Tato Laviera
V. Black Latin@ sixties. Hair conking; buy black / Carlos Cooks
Carlos A. Cooks : Dominican Garveyite in Harlem / Pedro R. Rivera
Down these mean streets / Piri Thomas
African things / Victor Hernández Cruz
Black notes and "you do something to me" / Sandra María Esteves
Before people called me a spic, they called me a nigger / Pablo "Yoruba" Guzmán
Excerpt from Jíbaro, my pretty nigger / Felipe Luciano
The Yoruba Orisha tradition comes to New York City / Marta Moreno Vega
Reflections and lived experiences of Afro-Latin@ religiosity / Luis Barrios
Discovering myself : un testimonio / Sherezada "Chiqui" Vicioso
Excerpt from Dominicanish / Josefina Báez
VI. Afro-Latinas. The Black Puerto Rican woman in contemporary American society / Angela Jorge
Something Latino was up with us / Spring Redd
Excerpt from Poem for my Grifa-Rican sistah, or broken ends broken promises
Mariposa (María Teresa Fernández
Latinegras : desired women
undesirable mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives / Marta I. Cruz-Janzen
Letter to a friend / Nilaja Sun
Uncovering mirrors : Afro-Latina lesbian subjects / Ana M. Lara
The black bellybutton of a bongo / Marianela Medrano
VII. Public images and (mis)representations. Notes on Eusebia Cosme and Juano Hernández / Miriam Jiménez Román
Desde el mero medio : race discrimination within the Latin@ community / Carlos Flores
Displaying identity : Dominicans in the black mosaic of Washington, D.C. / Ginetta E.B. Candelario
Bringing the soul : Afros, black empowerment, and Lucecita Benítez / Yeidy M. Rivero
Can BET make you black? : remixing and reshaping Latin@s on Black Entertainment Television / Ejima Baker
The Afro-Latino connection : can this group be the bridge to a broadbased Black-Hispanic alliance? / Alan Hughes and Milca Esdaille
VIII. Afro-Latin@s in the hip hop zone. Ghettocentricity, blackness, and pan-latinidad / Raquel Z. Rivera
Chicano rap roots : Afro-Mexico and black-brown cultural exchange / Pancho McFarland
The rise and fall of reggaeton : from Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón and beyond / Wayne Marshall
Do plátanos go wit' collard greens? / David Lamb
Divas don't yield / Sofia Quintero
IX. Living Afro-Latinidades. An Afro-Latina's quest for inclusion / Yvette Modestin
Retracing migration : from Samaná to New York and back again / Ryan Mann-Hamilton
Negotiating among invisibilities : tales of Afro-latinidades in the United States / Vielka Cecilia Hoy
We are black too : experiences of a Honduran garifuna / Aida Lambert
Profile of an Afro-Latina : black, Mexican, both / María Rosario Jackson
Enrique Patterson : black Cuban intellectual in Cuban Miami / Antonio López
Reflections about race by a negrito acomplejao / Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Divisible blackness : reflections on heterogeneity and racial identity / Silvio Torres-Saillant
Nigger-Reecan blues / Willie Perdomo
X. Afro-Latin@s : present and future tenses. How race counts for Hispanic Americans / John R. Logan
Bleach in the rainbow : Latino ethnicity and preference for whiteness / William A. Darity Jr., Jason Dietrich, and Darrick Hamilton
Brown like me? / Ed Morales
Against the myth of racial harmony in Puerto Rico / Afro-Puerto Rican testimonies : an oral history project in western Puerto Rico
Mexican ways, African roots / Lisa Hoppenjans and Ted Richardson
Afro-Latin@s and the Latin@ workplace / Tanya Katerí Hernández
Racial politics in multiethnic America : black and Latin@ identities and coalitions / Mark Sawyer
Afro-Latinism in United States society : a commentary / James Jennings.
- "A John Hope Franklin Center Book"--Page i.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
American Book Award, 2012
- Jiménez Román, Miriam, 1951- editor.
Flores, Juan, 1943-2014, editor.
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