Africans on African Americans: The Creation and Uses of An African American Myth / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Between the end of the nineteenth century and the eve of World War II, Africans displaced by colonial rule aggrandized the attainments of American blacks, creating an African american myth that played an important role in their religious, political and social life. This myth, while existing in direct contradiction to the intense discrimination faced by black people in the United States, provided Africans with an inspirational model upon which to improve their lives.
Africans on African-Americans traces the development of the African American myth and the way in which the Liberal Movement in South Africa looked to America for a formula for racial harmony that eluded their troubled country. While highlighting the strength of the African american myth, Gershoni also demonstrates that everywhere the myth had adherents it also had opponents, who insisted that the solution to Africa's ills lay in African culture and African peoples.
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About the Author
Yekutiel Gershoni is the head of African Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, and author of Black Colonialism: The Americo-Liberian Scramble for the Hinterland.