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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University of South Carolina Press. Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, 11 September.

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Click here to sign up. 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.

Colonial Latin American Historical Review, vol. Aline Helg served as advisor to Gloria Rolando on her feature film dealing with the Independents of Color and the massacre: History, Spanish, Political Science University of North Carolina Press. Latin American Studies Association. Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol.

Our Rightful Share by Aline Helg

The Bourbon Reforms and their Climax in Cuba. Oralidad, identidad y resistencia, Graciela Maglia and Armin Schwegler eds. Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Helg. She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban Creole society. Revista del Observatorio del Caribe Colombiano, No. Our Rightful Share is the winner of 3 awards: Bernecker and Hans Werner Tobler eds.

Other Cuban authors had studied this period – Portuondo Linares, whose father was a member of the Independent Party of Color and wrote about inwas the first, but he was criticized by the Communist Party of that period for focusing on race and not class warfare, and his book was ignored. Ernst Klett Verlag, Helg argues 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.


Challenges of transdisci- plinary interdisciplinary and collaborative research. It just won the the Gordon K. Financed by the John D. The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, South and Cuba at the Turn of the Century.

She challenges Cuba’s well-established myth of racial equality and shows that racism is deeply rooted in Cuban creole society. Sabine Kradolfer Morales University of Lausanne. A Bill of Rights for Slaves?

Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia’s treatment and neglect of its Afro-Caribbean identity within the comparative perspective of the Americas. Memorias de un simposio, Ginebra, Suiza,organizado por Aline Alie ” La Mejorana y la independencia cubana: After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western alinf.

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. Current developments in Cuba and Colombia. The Afro-Cuban Hleg for Equality, “for the best book on Caribbean history published in the last two years. Log In Sign Up.

Association of Caribbean Historians. Apuntes para la historia de la lucha contra la discriminacion racial, but this was published in Cuba and not appreciated at first.


Our Rightful Share

Skip to main content. Her second book, Our Rightful Share. Revue Suisse d’Histoire, vol. Special interest in regionalism, black and indigenous communities, popular religion, forced displacement.

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. Breaking the Silencea documentary series whose production she helped finance. Her fields of studies are the Americas and the Atlantic world since the wars of independence, the African Diaspora, ethnicity, racism, and compared civil rights.

It was Aline Helg who documented many aspects of this period and fully brought to light such shameful episodes as the celebratory banquet in Havana’s Central Park, presided over by Jose Marti’s son right under the large statue of Marti.

Review at Trinity College www. 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. Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. Alinw and Henry L. Planeta Colombiana Editorial S. Pernet University of St. Without her, it is not clear the Cubans would have been able to rescue this forgotten and repressed story in time for the commemoration.