Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora / Edition 1

Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora / Edition 1

by Michael A. Gomez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001358

ISBN-13: 9780521001359

Pub. Date: 12/06/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The experiences of Africans in the Old World—the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. Particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of the working classes and

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Overview

The experiences of Africans in the Old World—the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. Particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of the working classes and their cultural development. Their exploits, challenges, and struggles are covered over a broad time frame that links as well as differentiates past and present circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001359
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Series:
New Approaches to African History Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
143,634
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. 'Old' World Dimensions: 1. Antiquity; 2. Africans and the Bible; 3. Africans and the Islamic world; Part II. 'New' World Realities: 4. Transatlantic movement; 5. Enslavement; 6. Asserting the right to be; 7. Reconnecting; 8. Movement of peoples.

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