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Author Blyden, Nemata Amelia, 1964- author. Author.

Title African Americans and Africa : a new history / Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden.

Publication Info. New Haven, Yale University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.896073 B629a 2019    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xi, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Women lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ History teachers lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-253) and index.
Contents Introduction : "I'm not African. I'm American" -- "What is Africa to me?" -- "I tried to keep their voices in my head" -- "We, the African Members, form ourselves into a Society" -- "It is the will of GOD for you to come into the possessions of your ancestors" -- "Africa is their country. They should claim it" -- "My Africa, Motherland of the Negro peoples!" -- "I wanted to see this Africa" -- Epilogue : "We have this special bond. We share a common loss."
Summary What is an "African American" and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States' first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This work provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. It examines the diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture but often overlooked.
Subject African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Relations with Africans.
African diaspora.
African Americans -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00799666
African Americans -- Relations with Africans. (OCoLC)fst00799670
African diaspora. (OCoLC)fst00799755
ISBN 9780300198669 hardcover
0300198663 hardcover

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