Where did all the black people go.

#1
Just curious, I don't want to start a food fight. During my travels in Argentina there is a conspicuous absents of Black people. I read during the 19th century that the population of BsAs was 30% people of African heritage. Where did all the Black people go?
Outside of Palermo Viejo and puerto Madero most Argentines are Mestizos.
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#2
And why don't we see more of them here in BsAs? I was just making that observation a few days ago and so far no one has given a "good" answer. Why the heck did they all go?
 

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#3
At the beginning of the century there was a Yellow Fever plague that wiped out the black population. And thus the black population never re established in Argentina. Simple as that.
 
#5
Interesting, you mean the Yellow Fever Plague was color specific? How come it only affected the blacks and not the "mestizos"? Very interesting.
 
#6
Not quite that simple, though, yes G, the Yellow Fever did hit the black population in disproportionately large numbers - mostly because the black populace was concentrated in a few areas of town where the outbreak started. But, prior to that, in the 1865 war, blacks were conscripted into the military and used in particularly dangerous campaigns, resulting in a large number of losses, followed by mass emigration to Uruguay, particularly around Montevideo, which had a good sized black population already.
 
#7
As Saltshaker said, many blacks were recruited for military campaigns. Many were sent to fight the Spanish colonial power that threatened the Argentine Independence.