Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education

Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education

by Andrew E. Barnes

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ISBN-13: 9781481303927
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Series: Studies in World Christianity Series
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew E. Barnes is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 The Spectacle Reversed 7

Shaping the African Response to Missionary Christianity and European Conquest

2 Making People 31

Becoming Educators and Entrepreneurs at Hampton and Tuskegee

3 The Advancement of the African 55

Redefining Ethiopianism and the Challenge of Adversarial Christianity

4 An Attentive Ear 81

Hearing the Call of Booker T. and the Pathway to Industrial Education in West Africa

5 On the Same Lines as Tuskegee 107

Contesting Tuskegee and Government Intervention in South Africa

6 Men Who Can Build Bridges 133

Retrieving Washington's Influence in the Work of Marcus Garvey and Thomas Jesse Jones

Conclusion 159

Notes 167

Works Cited 191

Index 203

What People are Saying About This

Toyin Falola

With over three decades of serious scholarship on Christianity, Andrew Barnes demonstrates yet again that he is at the forefront of originality and innovative scholarship. He emphasizes, with remarkable skill and compassion, how Africans extended ideas of modernization and education, thereby transforming Christianity itself, in this impressive book on the connection between religion, change, and progress.

Philip S. Zachernuk

Barnes traces an overlooked but important episode in South and West African intellectual history during which Africans and African American leaders allied through the medium of Protestant Christianity to define and promote a program of educational reform designed to empower Africans in the modern world. He deftly advances our appreciation of how intellectual life in colonial Africa, too long constrained by notions of resistance and domination, is indeed rich with creative agendas for change which drew on Black Atlantic currents.

Richard H. Elphick

Andrew Barnes brings to life an important but largely forgotten world: the ‘Christian black Atlantic’ of the early twentieth century. Carefully interweaving African American history with the histories of Western and Southern Africa, he reveals the complex strategies by which African Christians addressed colonialism and white racism, inspired by Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee. An authoritative, illuminating, and absorbing book.

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