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
PART I: SAINTS AND SLAVES, MOORS AND HESSIANS
Chapter 1. The Calenberg Altarpiece: Black African Christians in Renaissance Germany
Chapter 2. The Black Diaspora in Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, with Special Reference to German-Speaking Areas
Chapter 3. Ambiguous Duty: Black Servants at German Ancien Régime Courts
Chapter 4. Real and Imagined Africans in German Court divertissements
Chapter 5. From American Slaves to Hessian Subjects: Silenced Black Narratives of the American Revolution
PART II: FROM ENLIGHTENMENT TO EMPIRE
Chapter 6. The German Reception of African American Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century
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
Chapter 9. Global Proletarians, Uncle Toms and Native Savages: The Antinomies of Black Identity in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Chapter 10. We Shall Make Farmers of Them Yet: Tuskegee’s Uplift Ideology in German Togoland
Chapter 11. Education and Migration: Cameroonian School Children and Apprentices in the German Metropole, 1884-1914
Afterword: Africans in Europe: New Perspectives
Notes on Contributors