The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500–2000

The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500–2000

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Like snapshots of everyday life in the past, the compelling biographies in this book document the making of the Black Atlantic world since the sixteenth century from the point of view of those who were part of it. Centering on the diaspora caused by the forced migration of Africans to Europe and across the Atlantic to the Americas, the chapters explore the slave trade, enslavement, resistance, adaptation, cultural transformations, and the quest for citizenship rights. The variety of experiences, constraints and choices depicted in the book and their changes across time and space defy the idea of a unified qblack experience.q At the same time, it is clear that in the twentieth century, qblackq identity unified people of African descent who, along with other qminorityq groups, struggled against colonialism and racism and presented alternatives to a version of modernity that excluded and alienated them. Drawing on a rich array of little-known documents, the contributors reconstruct the lives and times of some well-known characters along with ordinary people who rarely left written records and would otherwise have remained anonymous and unknown. Contributions by: Aaron P. Althouse, Alan Bloom, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, Aisnara Perera DAsaz, MarAsa de los Angeles MeriApo Fuentes, FlAivio dos Santos Gomes, Hilary Jones, Beatriz G. Mamigonian, Charles Beatty Medina, Richard Price, Sally Price, Cassandra Pybus, Karen Racine, Ty M. Reese, JoApo JosAc Reis, Lorna Biddle Rinear, Meredith L. Roman, Maya Talmon-Chvaicer, and Jerome Teelucksingh.The Pana#39;African Association Uhuru Project, formed to address the problems of Africans in London, had James as a speaker on the topic of a€œPan-Africanism: The ... Additionally, in January 1987, he made a pledge to the Land Rover Fund.

Title:The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500–2000
Author:Beatriz G. Mamigonian, Karen Racine
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2009-10-16


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