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The African Heritage in Latin America
Primary and secondary sources related to the African presence in Latin American countries.

Fordham University | The Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Primary and secondary sources related to Colonial Latin America, 19th-century Latin America, and 20th-century Latin America.

Latin American Resources
A collection of online sources compiled by Dr. Antonio Rafael de la Cova.

New York University | Lesson Plan: Race and Government Policy in Revolutionary Cuba
A lesson plan created by by Karen Michels, of the Beacon School, as part of the CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies) Teacher Residency Program.

University of Texas | LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
A detailed list of Latin American resources, indexed by country and by topic.

University of Washington | History: Latin America
A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Latin American history.


Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Black in Latin America. New York: NYU Press, 2011.

Andrews, George Reid. Afro-Latin America 1800-2000. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Barnet, Miguel. Afro-Cuban Religions. Markus Wiener Publishing Inc., 1995.

Bronfman, Alejandra. Measures of Equality: Social Science, Citizenship, and Race in Cuba, 1902-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2004.

Brown, Karen McCarthy. Mama Lola: a Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn. Berkeley: University of California, 2001.

Candelario, Ginetta E. B. Black behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Davis, Darien J. (ed). Beyond Slavery: the Multilayered Legacy of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Dubois, Laurent, and John D. Garrigus. Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: a Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.

Ferrer, Ada. Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1999.

Fuente, Alejandro De La. A Nation for All: Race, Inequality, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Cuba. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2001.

Gonzalez, Anita. Afro-Mexico: Dancing between Myth and Reality. Austin: University of Texas, 2010.

Guridy, Frank Andre. Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow. The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Hanchard, Michael George. Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999.

Hernández, Cuevas Marco Polo, and Jackson, Richard L. African Mexicans and the Discourse on Modern Nation. Dallas: University of America, 2004.

Klein, Herbert S. and Vinson, Ben. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Oxford University Press. 1988.

Minority Rights Group (eds). No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Americans Today. London: Minority Rights Publications, 1995.

Moore, Robin. Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920-1940. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 1997.

Moya, Pons Frank. The Dominican Republic: a National History. Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2010.

Nicholls, David. From Dessalines to Duvalier: Race, Colour, and National Independence in Haiti. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Pérez-Sarduy, Pedro & Stubbs, Jean. Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba. University Press of Florida, 2000

Sawyer, Mark Q. Racial Politics in Post-revolutionary Cuba. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Scott, Rebecca J. Slave Emancipation in Cuba. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2000.

Simmons, Kimberly Eison. Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African past in the Dominican Republic. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida, 2009.

Telles, Edward Eric. Race in Another America: the Significance of Skin Color in Brazil. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2004.

Thomas, Hugh. The Conquest of Mexico. London: Pimlico, 1994.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “Culture, Color and Politics in Haiti” in Race. Steven Gregory and Roger Sanjek, eds. Rutgers, 1994.

Velázquez, Gutiérrez María Elisa. Mujeres De Origen Africa no En La Capital Novohispana, Siglos XVII Y XVIII. México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2006.

Vinson, Ben, and Matthew Restall. Black Mexico: Race and Society from Colonial to Modern Times. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2009.

Wucker, Michele. Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.

  • Ashaki H.Taha-Cisse

    It is extremely disappointing to note the omission of a groundbreaking book that chronicles the dispersement of Africans throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the US, It was written by Professor Sylviane A. Diouf and is entitled, SERVANTS OF ALLAH: AFRICAN MUSLIMS IN THE AMERICAS. While its focus is on African Muslims, it contains valuable information about Africans brought to “the Americas” during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. This is a grave and unfortunate oversight.

    Ashaki H. Taha-Cisse
    Executive Director
    African American Islamic Institute (AAII)

  • Ashley Heaton

    I work at Tulane University’s Latin American Resource Center, and we have pre-ordered _Black in Latin America_ and are really looking forward to viewing it and adding it to our collection. As I was looking through the additional online and print materials you have listed here, it occurred to me that we have a free online resource that could add to the content of this list. It is a curriculum unit created by K-12 teachers for K-12 classrooms entitled _Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas_ and is available for free download here: . (We ask that our patrons create an online login and password only for our Title VI funding purposes.) We would be pleased if you would post this resource on your website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or 504-862-3143. Thanks!

  • Denise Johnson

    Another online reference is the Miami Herald’s 2007 5 part series, A Rising Voice: AFRO-LATIN AMERICANS at

  • Anthony (Anacortes, WA)

    Absolutely amazing and enlightening! It is well worth the investment, and in many ways, it is essential learning for everyone. I was so impressed, I purchased the series and have shared this with my friends. Although I consider myself very educated, I was surprised to learn about the “black influence” in Mexico, Peru, and so many others. Wow!

  • Tanya Golash-Boza

    This list does not contain anything on the contemporary Afro-Peruvian population. If you are looking for such material, you might my recently published book helpful:
    Golash-Boza, Tanya “Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru” 2011 University Press of Florida
    Link to UPF:

  • Arnetta Val

    Islam WAS spread by the sword, just as Christianity was also spread by the sword. Read history….see how many people were killed and are still being killed in the name of religion. Religion is bullshit. A tool to subvert, conquer and control the masses

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