Department of History

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(412) 648-7452


1978 Ph.D. History University of Wisconsin-Madison

1974 M.A. History University of Wisconsin-Madison

1972 B.A. History Dartmouth College


1981-- Chair (1998--), Professor and University Center of International Studies Research Professor (1991--), Associate Professor (1983-91), and Assistant Professor (1981-83), Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1978- Staff Associate, Social Science Research Council, 1981 New York.



Afro-Latin America

Colonial Latin America

Latin American Revolutions

Modern Latin America

Urban Latin America

US-Latin American Relations


Afro-Latin America


Comparative Race Relations

Dependency Theory

Latin American Research

State and Society in Latin America



Afro-Latin America: A Short History. In progress.

1995 The Social Construction of Democracy, 1870-1990. Co- edited with Herrick Chapman. London and New York: Macmillan Press Ltd. and New York University Press.

1991 Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Portuguese translation: Negros e brancos em São Paulo, 1888-1988. Bauru: Editora da Universidade do Sagrado Coração, 1998.

1988 The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Slavery in Brazil. Co-authored with Rebecca J. Scott et al. Durham: Duke University Press.

1980 The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Spanish translation: Los afroargentinos de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires: Ediciones de la Flor, 1989.


1998 "South America," in Seymour Drescher and Stanley Engerman, eds., A Historical Guide to World Slavery (New York: Oxford University Press): 389-95.

1997 "Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil." Albuquerque: Institute of Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico.

1997 "Black Workers in the Export Years: Latin America, 1880- 1930," International Labor and Working-Class History 51, 1-23.

1997 "Ação afirmativa: Um modelo para o Brasil?", in Jessé Souza, ed., Multiculturalismo e racismo: Uma comparação Brasil-Estados Unidos (Brasília: Paralelo 15): 137-44.

1996 "Brazilian Racial Democracy, 1900-90: An American Counterpoint," Journal of Contemporary History 31, 3: 483-507. Portuguese translation: "Democracia racial brasileira, 1900-1990: Um contraponto americano," Estudos Avançados 30 (1997): 95-115.

1995 "The Social Construction of Democracy, 1870-1990," co- authored with Herrick Chapman, in George Reid Andrews and Herrick Chapman, eds., The Social Construction of Democracy, 1870-1990 (London and New York: Macmillan Press Ltd. and New York University Press): 1-28.

1995 "Black Political Mobilization in Brazil, 1975-1990," in Andrews and Chapman, Social Construction of Democracy: 218-40.

1995 "The Black Legions of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1800-1900" (chapter 7, The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires), in Darién J. Davis, ed., Slavery and Beyond: The African Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources): 55-80. Abridged version, "The Black Legions," in John C. Chasteen and Joseph Tulchin, eds., Problems in Latin American History (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1994): 29-34.

1994 "Afro-Latin America: The Late 1900s," Journal of Social History 28, 2: 120-36. Portuguese translation: "América afro-latina: O final do século XX," Estudos Afro- Asiáticos 25 (1993): 7-24.

1992 "Commentary: George Reid Andrews, Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1988," co-authored with Emília Viotti da Costa and Franklin Knight, Luso-Brazilian Review 29, 3: 141-58.

1992 "Racial Inequality in Brazil and the United States: A Statistical Comparison," Journal of Social History 26, 2: 229-63. Portuguese translation: "Desigualdade racial no Brasil e nos Estados Unidos: Uma comparação estatística," Estudos Afro-Asiáticos 22 (1992): 47-83. Spanish translation: "Desigualdad racial en Brasil y en Estados Unidos: Un estudio estadístico comparado," Desarrollo Económico 33, 130 (1993): 185-216.

1992 "Black Political Protest in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888- 1988," Journal of Latin American Studies 24, 1: 147-72. Reprinted in Jorge Domínguez, ed., Essays on Mexico, Central and South America: Scholarly Debates from the 1950s to the 1990s (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994). Portuguese translation: "Protesto político negro em São Paulo, 1888-1988," Estudos Afro-Asiáticos 21 (1991): 27- 48.

1988 "Black and White Workers: São Paulo, Brazil, 1888-1928," Hispanic American Historical Review 68, 3: 491-524. Reprinted in Rebecca J. Scott et al., The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 1988).

1987 "Latin American Workers," Journal of Social History 21, 2: 311-26.

1987 "Comparing the Comparers: White Supremacy in the United States and South Africa," Journal of Social History 20, 4: 585-99.

1986 "Latin American Urban History," The History Teacher 19, 4: 499-515.

1985 "Spanish American Independence: A Structural Analysis," Latin American Perspectives 12, 1: 105-32.

1984 "Race and State in Colonial Brazil," Latin American Research Review 19, 3: 203-16.

1983 "No Revolution in the Historiography of the Revolution," Radical History Review 27: 174-84.

1979 "Race versus Class Association: The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1850-1900," Journal of Latin American Studies 11, 1: 19-39.

1979 "The Afro-Argentine Officers of Buenos Aires Province, 1800-1860," Journal of Negro History 64, 2: 85-100. Reprinted in Peter Karsten, ed., The Military and Society: A Collection of Essays (New York, NY: Garland Publishing, 1998).

1976 "Toward a Re-Evaluation of the Latin American Family Firm: The Industry Executives of Monterrey," Inter- American Economic Affairs 30, 3: 23-40.