- The Oxford Handbook of: Latin American History
- Introduction: Latin America—The Limitations and Meaning of A Historical Category
- Historiography of New Spain
- Colonial Spanish South America
- The Historiography of Early Modern Brazil
- Sexuality in Colonial Spanish America
- Independence in Latin America
- Slavery in Brazil
- Postcolonial Brazil
- Race in Postabolition Afro-Latin America
- Indigenous Peoples and Nation-States in Spanish America, 1780–2000
- Rural History
- Latin American Labor History
- Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
- The Historiography of Latin American Families
- The New Economic History of Latin America: Evolution and Recent Contributions
- Disease, Medicine, and Health
- Popular Religion in Latin American Historiography
- Selected Bibliography
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This article discusses race relations in postabolition Afro-Latin America. It shows that, contrary to the Lusocentrism of the recent historiography on slavery, much has been written in the past few decades about race and blackness in the Caribbean and in Spanish America.
Kim D. Butler is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies. Her 1998 book, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in PostAbolition Sao Paulo and Salvador, received awards from the American Historical Association and the Association of Black Women Historians. Her current work focuses on diaspora theory in addition to her projects on Brazil. She has published numerous book chapters, and her articles have appeared in Diaspora, The African Studies Review, The Americas, and Slavery and Abolition. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.
Aline Helg is a professor of history at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Her books include Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770–1835 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1886–1912 (University of North Carolina Press, 1995), both winners of prizes from the American Historical Association, and La educación en Colombia, 1918–1957: Una historia social, económica y política (CEREC, 1987, repr. 2001). She also has published several articles and book chapters on Cuba, Colombia, comparative race relations in the Americas, black mobilization, independence, and racial ideas in Latin America.
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