Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914

Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914


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ISBN-13: 9781785333330
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Studies in German History , #15
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,045,762
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martin Klimke is Associate Dean of Humanities and Associate Professor of History at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is the author of The Other Alliance: Global Protest and Student Unrest in West Germany and the US, 1962-1972 (Princeton University Press, 2010) and coauthor of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is a co-editor of the Protest, Culture and Society series (Berghahn Books) and of several collected volumes on various aspects of transatlantic and transnational history.

Anne Kuhlmann is a research fellow in Russian history at the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States in Berlin. In 2010, she received the Sponsorship Award of the Society for Historical Migration Research for her PhD dissertation on black people in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Germany.

Mischa Honeck is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. His first book, We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848 (University of Georgia Press, 2011), was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011.

Table of Contents

List of Figures



Mischa Honeck, Martin Klimke, and Anne Kuhlmann


Chapter 1. The Calenberg Altarpiece: Black African Christians in Renaissance Germany

Paul Kaplan

Chapter 2. The Black Diaspora in Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, with Special Reference to German-Speaking Areas

Kate Lowe

Chapter 3. Ambiguous Duty: Black Servants at German Ancien Régime Courts

Anne Kuhlmann

Chapter 4. Real and Imagined Africans in German Court divertissements

Rashid-S. Pegah

Chapter 5. From American Slaves to Hessian Subjects: Silenced Black Narratives of the American Revolution

Maria Diedrich


Chapter 6. The German Reception of African American Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Heike Paul

Chapter 7. “On the Brain of the Negro”: Race, Abolitionism, and Friedrich Tiedemann’s Scientific Discourse on the African Diaspora

Jeannette Eileen Jones

Chapter 8. Liberating Sojourns? African American Travelers in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany

Mischa Honeck

Chapter 9. Global Proletarians, Uncle Toms and Native Savages: The Antinomies of Black Identity in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Bradley Naranch

Chapter 10. We Shall Make Farmers of Them Yet: Tuskegee’s Uplift Ideology in German Togoland

Kendahl Radcliffe

Chapter 11. Education and Migration: Cameroonian School Children and Apprentices in the German Metropole, 1884-1914

Robbie Aitken

Afterword: Africans in Europe: New Perspectives

Dirk Hoerder

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