ALINE HELG CURRICULUM VITAE Département d histoire générale 5, rue Saint -Ours Genève 4 Switzerland Tel.: E-mail: Aline. Aline Helg, University of Geneva, Histoire générale Department, Faculty Member. Studies Fiction, Mexico History, and Lucha Libre. Aline Helg. Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, $ (cloth), ISBN.

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Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial, but this was published in Cuba and not appreciated at first. Sabine Kradolfer Morales University of Lausanne. From Slavery through Independence to Revolution” to support graduate students’ research in Cuba. After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere.

Concentrating on the Caribbean region, she explores the role of free and enslaved peoples of full and mixed African ancestry, elite whites, and Indians in the late colonial period and in the processes of independence and early nation building.

Hwlg sobre su historiaCartagena, November. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry. Socioeconomic and cultural history of Cuba, 18thth centuries.

Lewis Memorial Award from the Caribbean Studies Association, given heg an outstanding book that addresses a Pan-Caribbean problem issue.

Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg ” La Mejorana y he,g independencia cubana: An Introduction and Study, Leonard L. Without hepg, it is not clear the Cubans would have been able to rescue this forgotten and repressed story belg time for the commemoration. University of Texas Press.


Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia’s treatment and neglect of its Afro-Caribbean identity within the comparative perspective of the Americas. Research work in Cuba and Argentina. Skip to main content. A Bulwark against the Tyranny of the Majority. Theory, Policies, and Popular Reaction. Click here to sign up. Aline Helg served as advisor to Gloria Rolando on aoine feature film dealing with the Independents of Color and the massacre: The Partido Independiente de Color, Revista del Observatorio del Caribe Colombiano, No.

Comparative slavery, slave resistance and slave revolt. Instituto Caro y Cuervo-Universidad Javeriana. Socioeconomic and cultural history of Colombia, 18th th centuries. Our Rightful Share is the winner of 3 awards: Current developments in Cuba and Colombia. A Bill of Rights for Slaves? Bernecker and Hans Werner Tobler eds.

Our Rightful Share by Aline Helg

It just won the the Gordon Uelg. Remember me on this computer. University of South Carolina Press. Abel and Collin M. Appiah and Henry L.

University of North Carolina Press, pages. After the wars for independence, in which they fought en masse, Afro-Cubans demanded change politically by forming the first national black party in the Western Hemisphere. The Afro- Cuban Struggle for Equality, “for an outstanding book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement, and adjustment, or return of people originally from Africa.

It is fair to say that this book rescued a crucial episode for understanding Cuban history right out from oblivion, for the memory of alie Massacre, “El Doce,” and the events leading up aljne it had been repressed from both the neocolonial republic and the one created after Log In Sign Up.

She has written a most important book, the subject of 3 awards: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, “for the best book on Caribbean history published in the last two years. University of North Carolina Press.


The Bourbon Reforms and their Climax in Cuba. Fagg, American Alinw Association. Helg alinw that divisions within the lower and upper classes, silence on the issue of race, and Afro-Colombians’ preference for individual, local, and transient forms of resistance resulted in particular spheres of popular autonomy but prevented the development of an Afro-Caribbean identity in the region and a cohesive challenge to Andean Colombia.

Aline Helg has had a broad experience in a number of Latin American countries rescuing similarly forgotten yet significant episodes having to do with the history of Afro-Latins as they shaped the continent. Florida Gulf Coast University, 18 October. The View from Latin America.

Challenges of transdisci- plinary interdisciplinary and collaborative research. University Press of Mississippi. Considering cities such as Cartagena and Santa Marta, the rural communities along the Magdalena River, and the vast uncontrolled frontiers, Helg illuminates an understudied Latin American region and reintegrates Colombia into the history of the Caribbean.

Our Rightful Share

Special interest in regionalism, black and indigenous communities, popular religion, forced displacement. Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg. Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. This challenge met with strong opposition from the white Cuban elite, culminating in the massacre of thousands of Afro-Cubans in El Partido Independiente de Color y la masacre de en la memoria cubana.

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