In Search of Brightest Africa Reimagining the Dark Continent in American Culture, 1884-1936

ISBN-10: 0820340294

ISBN-13: 9780820340296

Edition: 2010

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Jeannette Eileen Jones is an associate professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Richard Newman is the author of over 200 books, articles, and reviews in African-American studies. He is currently research officer at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Prior to this, he was managing editor of the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Mr. Newman resides in Massachusetts.

Patrick Rael is associate professor of history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Manisha Sinha is associate professor of Afro-American studies and history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolinaand, with John H. Bracey Jr., the editor of the two-volume African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-first Century. At present, she is working on a book on African Americans and the movement to abolish slavery between 1775 and 1865.Penny Von Eschen is professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957and Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War. She is currently working on a transnational history of Cold War memory, as well as a study of the global circulation of American culture in the post-World War II era.

Preface: What Is Africa to Me?
Introduction: In Search of Brightest Africa
A Cry from Africa: Victorians, New Women, New Negroes, and Moderns Confront the Dark Continent
To Bunco a Yankee: America and the Congo Question
Written on the Wall: Pan-African Dreams of African Empires and Republics
To Capture a Vanishing World: Naturalist-Environmentalist Discourses and Displays of Africa
Reel Africa: American Filmmaking and Criticism in Defense of Africa
Conclusion: The Wonders of Africa Brought to America
Chronology of Events
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