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

George Reid Andrews


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 important roles in Uruguay's national life, creating the second-largest black press in Latin America, a racially defined political party, and numerous social and civic organizations. They were also central participants in the creation of Uruguayan popular culture and the country's principal musical forms, tango and candombe. Candombe, a style of African-inflected music, is one of the defining feat ... More

Keywords: Uruguay, African diaspora, Spanish colonial rule, Afro-Uruguayans, candombe, racial discourse, racial equality, culture, gender, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834176
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899601_andrews


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Reid Andrews, author