The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture

The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture

by Patrick Manning
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The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture

Patrick Manning follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In joining these stories, he shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shaping across the globe.

Manning begins in 1400 and traces the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community. He tracks discourses on race, changes in economic circumstance, the evolving character of family life, and the growth of popular culture. He underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history and demonstrates the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity. Inclusive and far-reaching, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be fully understood without taking the African peoples and the African continent into account.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231144711
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/05/2010
Series: Columbia Studies in International and Global History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 132,656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

List of Graphs and Tables xi

List of Illustrations xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Diaspora: Struggles and Connections 1

2 Connections to 1600 35

3 Survival, 1600–1800 92

4 Emancipation, 1800–1900 156

5 Citizenship, 1900–1960 209

6 Equality, 1960–2000 283

Epilogue: The Future of the African Diaspora 335

Notes 355

Index 375

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