The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

by Keith L. Tinker


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Current historiography on aspects of Bahamian history presents limited research on the African presence in the islands, irrespective of the fact that arguably 85% of the population of that country is represented by such persons. One primary objective of this book is to begin to more adequately address this literary ommission by presenting an initial comprehensive work on the subject. The book attempts to trace the origin of this migration by focusing on some of the primary dynamics of ethnicity within the context of the geo-politics and geo-economics of the emerging Atlantic world. It is hoped that the reader will emerge with a greater awareness of, and wider insight into Bahamian history, and, the Bahamian majority will leave with a greater sense of what it truly means to be a Bahamian....

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ISBN-13: 9781460205549
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 01/10/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Bahamian national. Retired Director of the National Museum of the Bahamas. Retired Executive Secretary, Clifton Heritage National Park. Author - The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas (University Press of Florida, Spring, 2011):The Bahamas in American History (Xlibris, Winter, 2011).
Former visiting professor of Latin American and Caribbean history,; University of Florida, Florida A & M University & College of the Bahamas....

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