Reversing Sail Book

Reversing Sail


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108498715

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Reversing Sail Excerpt :

Captures the essential political, cultural, social, and economic developments that shaped the black experience.

Reversing Sail Book

Reversing Sail


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 0521806623

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Reversing Sail Excerpt :

This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora.

Reversing Sail Book

Reversing Sail


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 0521806623

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Reversing Sail Excerpt :

This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora.

African Dominion Book

African Dominion


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691196824

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African Dominion Excerpt :

A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global history Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, African Dominion will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.

Exchanging Our Country Marks Book
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Exchanging Our Country Marks


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0807861715

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Exchanging Our Country Marks Excerpt :

The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. In this comprehensive study, Michael Gomez establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins and traces the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for one defined primarily by the conception of race. He examines transformations in the politics, social structures, and religions of slave populations through 1830, by which time the contours of a new African American identity had begun to emerge. After discussing specific ethnic groups in Africa, Gomez follows their movement to North America, where they tended to be amassed in recognizable concentrations within individual colonies (and, later, states). For this reason, he argues, it is possible to identify particular ethnic cultural influences and ensuing social formations that heretofore have been considered unrecoverable. Using sources pertaining to the African continent as well as runaway slave advertisements, ex-slave narratives, and folklore, Gomez reveals concrete and specific links between particular African populations and their North American progeny, thereby shedding new light on subsequent African American social formation.

Proudly We Can Be Africans Book

Proudly We Can Be Africans


  • Author : James H. Meriwether
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0807860417

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The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, James Meriwether probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention to such important figures and organizations as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and the NAACP, Meriwether incisively utilizes the black press, personal correspondence, and oral histories to render a remarkably nuanced and diverse portrait of African American opinion. Meriwether builds the book around seminal episodes in modern African history, including nonviolent protests against apartheid in South Africa, the Mau Mau war in Kenya, Ghana's drive for independence under Kwame Nkrumah, and Patrice Lumumba's murder in the Congo. Viewing these events within the context of their own changing lives, especially in regard to the U.S. civil rights struggle, African Americans have continually reconsidered their relationship to contemporary Africa and vigorously debated how best to translate their concerns into action in the international arena. Grounded in black Americans' encounters with Africa, this transnational history sits astride the leading issues of the twentieth century: race, civil rights, anticolonialism, and the intersections of domestic race relations and U.S. foreign relations.

Diaspora  A Very Short Introduction Book

Diaspora A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Kevin Kenny
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199858606

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What does diaspora mean? Until quite recently, the word had a specific and restricted meaning, referring principally to the dispersal and exile of the Jews. But since the 1960s, the term diaspora has proliferated to a remarkable extent, to the point where it is now applied to migrants of almost every kind. This Very Short Introduction explains where the concept of diaspora came from, how its meaning changed over time, why its usage has expanded so dramatically in recent years, and how it can both clarify and distort the nature of migration. Kevin Kenny highlights the strength of diaspora as a mode of explanation, focusing on three key elements--movement, connectivity, and return--and illustrating his argument with examples drawn from Jewish, Armenian, African, Irish, and Asian diasporas. He shows that diaspora is not simply a synonym for the movement of people. Its explanatory power is greatest when people believe that their departure was forced rather than voluntary. Thus diaspora would not really explain most of the Irish migration to America, but it does shed light on the migration compelled by the Great Famine. Kenny also describes how migrants and their descendants develop diasporic cultures abroad--regardless of the form their migration takes--based on their connections with a homeland, real or imagined, and with people of common origin in other parts of the world. Finally, most conceptions of diaspora feature the dream of a return to a homeland, even when this yearning does not involve an actual physical relocation. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Shor

Black Crescent Book
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Black Crescent


  • Author : Michael A. Gomez
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-03-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 0521840953

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Forging Diaspora Book
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Forging Diaspora


  • Author : Frank Andre Guridy
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807833612

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Cuba's geographic proximity to the United States and its centrality to U.S. imperial designs following the War of 1898 led to the creation of a unique relationship between Afro-descended populations in the two countries. In Forging Diaspora, Frank

 Pedlar in Divinity  Book

Pedlar in Divinity


  • Author : Frank Lambert
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691187969

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A pioneer in the commercialization of religion, George Whitefield (1714-1770) is seen by many as the most powerful leader of the Great Awakening in America: through his passionate ministry he united local religious revivals into a national movement before there was a nation. An itinerant British preacher who spent much of his adult life in the American colonies, Whitefield was an immensely popular speaker. Crossing national boundaries and ignoring ecclesiastical controls, he preached outdoors or in public houses and guild halls. In London, crowds of more than thirty thousand gathered to hear him, and his audiences exceeded twenty thousand in Philadelphia and Boston. In this fresh interpretation of Whitefield and his age, Frank Lambert focuses not so much on the evangelist's oratorical skills as on the marketing techniques that he borrowed from his contemporaries in the commercial world. What emerges is a fascinating account of the birth of consumer culture in the eighteenth century, especially the new advertising methods available to those selling goods and services--or salvation. Whitefield faced a problem similar to that of the new Atlantic merchants: how to reach an ever-expanding audience of anonymous strangers, most of whom he would never see face-to-face. To contact this mass "congregation," Whitefield exploited popular print, especially newspapers. In addition, he turned to a technique later imitated by other evangelists such as Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, and Billy Graham: the deployment of advance publicity teams to advertise his coming presentations. Immersed in commerce themselves, Whitefield's auditors appropriated him as a well-publicized English import. He preached against the excesses and luxuries of the spreading consumer society, but he drew heavily on the new commercialism to explain his mission to himself and to his transatlantic audience.

Afrofuturism 2 0 Book

Afrofuturism 2 0


  • Author : Reynaldo Anderson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498510516

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Afrofuturism 2 0 Excerpt :

The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a member of an online forum, along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting that “AfroFuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe analysis, criticism and cultural production that addresses the intersections between race and technology.” Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness represents a transition from previous ideas related to afrofuturism that were formed in the late 20th century around issues of the digital divide, music and literature. Afrofuturism 2.0 expands and broadens the discussion around the concept to include religion, architecture, communications, visual art, philosophy and reflects its current growth as an emerging global Pan African creative phenomenon.

Love Does Book
Score: 4.5
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Love Does


  • Author : Bob Goff
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400203758

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Love Does Excerpt :

Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.

We  the Navigators Book
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We the Navigators


  • Author : David Lewis
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1994-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0824815823

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We the Navigators Excerpt :

This new edition includes a discussion of theories about traditional methods of navigation developed during recent decades, the story of the renaissance of star navigation throughout the Pacific, and material about navigation systems in Indonesia, Siberia, and the Indian Ocean.

The Cambridge Companion to W  E  B  Du Bois Book

The Cambridge Companion to W E B Du Bois


  • Author : Shamoon Zamir
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1139828134

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W. E. B. Du Bois was the pre-eminent African American intellectual of the twentieth century. As a pioneering historian, sociologist and civil rights activist, and as a novelist and autobiographer, he made the problem of race central to an understanding of the United States within both national and transnational contexts; his masterwork The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is today among the most widely read and most often quoted works of American literature. This Companion presents ten specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars which explore key aspects of Du Bois's work. The book offers students a critical introduction to Du Bois, as well as opening new pathways into the further study of his remarkable career. It will be of interest to all those working in African American studies, American literature, and American studies generally.

The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa  1780   1867 Book

The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa 1780 1867


  • Author : Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107176263

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The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa 1780 1867 Excerpt :

The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa, 1780-1867, traces the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade. Drawing on archival sources from Angola, Brazil, England, and Portugal, Daniel B. Domingues da Silva explores not only the origins of the slaves forced into the trade but also the commodities for which they were exchanged and their methods of enslavement. Further, the book examines the evolution of the trade over time, its organization, the demographic profile of the population transported, the enslavers' motivations to participate in this activity, and the Africans' experience of enslavement and transportation across the Atlantic. Domingues da Silva also offers a detailed 'geography of enslavement', including information on the homelands of the enslaved Africans and their destination in the Americas.