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The African Americans

Author : Henry Louis Gates
ISBN : 140193515X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A companion to the six-part documentary of the same name chronicles 500 years of African-American history from the origins of slavery on the African continent through Barack Obama's second presidential term, examining contributing political and cultural events while tracing the significant influence of eminent historical figures. Movie tie-in. 30,000 first printing.

Black In Latin America

Author : Henry Louis Gates
ISBN : 9780814733424
Genre : History
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12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The restOCoover ten and a half millionOCowere taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledgeOCoor denyOCotheir African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countriesOCoBrazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and PeruOCothrough art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view. In Brazil, he delves behind the fa ade of Carnaval to discover how this OCyrainbow nationOCO is waking up to its legacy as the worldOCOs largest slave economy. In Cuba, he finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island is inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel CastroOCOs Communist revolution in 1959. In Haiti, he tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slavesOCOs hard fought liberation over Napoleon BonaparteOCOs French Empire became a double-edged sword. In Mexico and Peru, he explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black peopleOCofar greater than the number brought to the United StatesOCobrought to these countries as early as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru. Professor GatesOCO journey becomes ours as we are introduced to the faces and voices of the descendants of the Africans who created these worlds. He shows both the similarities and distinctions between these cultures, and how the New World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents. OC Black in Latin AmericaOCO is the third instalment of GatesOCOs documentary trilogy on the Black Experience in Africa, the United States, and in Latin America. In America Behind the Color Line, Professor Gates examined the fortunes of the black population of modern-day America. In Wonders of the African World, he embarked upon a series of journeys to reveal the history of African culture. Now, he brings that quest full-circle in an effort to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a rich legacy of thoughtful, articulate subjects whose stories are astonishingly moving and irresistibly compelling.

Life Upon These Shores

Author : Henry Louis Gates
ISBN : 9780307593429
Genre : History
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A director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard presents a sumptuously illustrated chronicle of more than 500 years of African-American history that focuses on defining events, debates and controversies as well as important achievements of famous and lesser-known figures, in a volume complemented by reproductions of ancient maps and historical paraphernalia. (This title was previously list in Forecast.)

The Black Atlantic

Author : Paul Gilroy
ISBN : 0860916758
Genre : African Americans
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This text sketches a critical account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The book explores the reactions of black writers to modernity's colour-coded promises, demonstrating the value of a politicized post-modernism in re-reading black cultural politics and political culture. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences outside the US in Europe and Africa. Gilroy provides an extensive discussion of black vernacular cultures, especially music.

100 Amazing Facts About The Negro

Author : Joel Augustus Rogers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035243513
Genre : Black race
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One More River To Cross

Author : Walter Dean Myers
ISBN : 0152020217
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Spanning the past century and a half, a collection of intimate photographs--some of them never seen outside private family albums--traces the public and private history of ordinary and extraordinary African Americans. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Slavery By Another Name

Author : Douglas A. Blackmon
ISBN : 9780307472472
Genre : History
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the “Age of Neoslavery,” the American period following the Emancipation Proclamation in which convicts, mostly black men, were “leased” through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments. In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter. By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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