Reversing Sail A History of the African Diaspora

ISBN-10: 0521001358
ISBN-13: 9780521001359
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

The experiences of Africans in the Old World--the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. Particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of the working classes and their cultural development. Their exploits, challenges, and struggles are covered over a broad time frame that links as well as differentiates past and present circumstances.

Michael Gomez is professor of history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at New York University. He is the author of Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South.

�ǠOld��� World Dimensions
Antiquity
Africans and the Bible
Africans and the Islamic world
�ǠNew��� World Realities
Transatlantic movement
Enslavement
Asserting the right to be
Reconnecting
Movement of peoples

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