African Roots - American Cultures Africa in the Creation of the Americas

ISBN-10: 0742501655

ISBN-13: 9780742501652

Edition: 2001

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This multidisciplinary volume highlights the African presence throughout the Americas, and African and African Diasporan contributions to the material and cultural life of all of the Americas, and of all Americans. It includes articles from leading scholars and from cultural leaders from both well-known and little-known African Diasporan communities. Privileging African Diasporan voices, it offers new perspectives, data, and interpretations that challenge prevailing understandings of the Americas. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650

Dr. Howard Dodson is the director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Howard University Library System. He is the former chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York. He holds honorary degrees from several universities including Villanova University (2007). An author and lecturer, Dr. Dodson is the author of "In Motion," the companion book to the website In Motion: The African American Migration Experience, published by National Geographic.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Translator's Notes
Orthographic and Terminological Notes
Introduction: Are You Hip to the Jive? (Re) Writing/Righting the Pan-American Discourse
The Africanity of Blackness and the Blackness of Whiteness in the Americas
Everyday Africa in New Jersey: Wonderings and Wanderings in the African Diaspora
Reclaiming the Black Presence in "Mainstream Culture"
Stripping the Emperor: The Africanist Presence in American Concert Dance
Global Africa and the Creation of the Modern World
The African Diaspora in World History and Politics
The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Modern World
Africans and Economic Development in the Atlantic World, 1500-1870
African Pasts/Pan-American Presents
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg: A Transamerican Intellectual
"It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing": The Relationship Between African and African American Music
Same Boat, Different Stops: An African Atlantic Culinary Journey
Roots and Branches: Historical Patterns in African Diasporan Artifacts
Cultural Passages in the African Diaspora: The West Indian Carnival
Re(dis) covered Histories, Re-created Nations, Reconstituted Communities--Then and Now
The Study of New York's African Burial Ground: Biocultural and Engaged
New African Diasporic Communities in the United States: Community-Centered Approaches to Research and Presentation
African Diasporan Concepts and Practice of the Nation and Their Implications in the Modern World
Candombe, African Nations, and the Africanity of Uruguay
"Catching Sense" and the Meaning of Belonging on a South Carolina Sea Island
African Diasporan Presences, Resistance, and Ways of Knowing
Demystifying Africa's Absence in Venezuelan History and Culture
Fariga/Ifarada: Black Resistance and Achievement in Brazil
Quilombos and Rebellions in Brazil
The Afro Populations of America's Southern Cone: Organization, Development, and Culture in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay
Afro-Argentineans: "Forgotten" and "Disappeared"--Yet Still Present
Stories and Images of Our People: Propositions for a Future
Embodied Knowledge in African American Dance Performance
Index
About the Contributors
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