The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500-2000

The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic, 1500-2000

by Beatriz G. Mamigonian
     
 

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

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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567306
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: People in the Making of the Black Atlantic
Chapter 1: Alonso de Illescas (1530s–1580s): African, Ladino, and Maroon Leader in Colonial Ecuador
Chapter 2: Gregoria López (1680s): A Mexican Mulata Defends Her Honor
Chapter 3: Philip Quaque (1741–1816): African Anglican Missionary on the Gold Coast
Chapter 4: Harry Washington (1760s–1790s): A Founding Father's Slave
Chapter 5: Rufino José Maria (1820s–1850s): A Muslim in the Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Slave Trade Circuit
Chapter 6: Buenaventura Lucumí (1820s–1872): African Slave, Head of a Household, and Lottery Winner in Cuba
Chapter 7: Blaise Diagne (1872–1934): Senegal's Deputy to the French National Assembly
Chapter 8: Phyllis Ann Edmeade (1920s): Caribbean Migrant Worker Deported from the United States
Chapter 9: C. L. R. James (1901–1989): The Black Jacobin
Chapter 10: Robert Robinson (1930s): Celebrity Worker in the USSR
Chapter 11: Vicente Ferreira Pastinha (1889–1981): The "Angolan" Tradition of Capoeira
Chapter 12: Malcolm X (1925–1965): A Pan-African Revolutionary
Chapter 13: Romare Bearden (1911-1988): Artist, Intellectual, Activist
Suggested Readings by Topic
Selected Filmography on the Black Atlantic

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