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Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early black Atlantic, James Sidbury

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Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early black Atlantic
Title
Becoming African in America
Title remainder
race and nation in the early black Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
James Sidbury
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Becoming African in America, James Sidbury reveals how an African identity emerged in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world, tracing the development of "African" from a degrading term connoting savage people to a word that was a source of pride and unity for the diverse victims of the Atlantic slave trade." "Sidbury examines the work of black writers - such as Ignatius Sancho in England and Phillis Wheatley in America - who created a narrative of African identity that took its meaning from the diaspora, a narrative that began with enslavement and the experience of the Middle Passage, allowing people of various ethnic backgrounds to become "African" by virtue of sharing the oppression of slavery."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Sidbury, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Black nationalism
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Antislavery movements
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Africa
  • United States
Label
Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early black Atlantic, James Sidbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • first "Africans".
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Toward a transformed Africa.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • African homeland?.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Out of America.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Becoming African in the English Atlantic.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • African churches and an African nation.
  • p. 157
  • 7.
  • Becoming American in Liberia and in the United States, 1820-1830.
  • p. 181
Control code
ocm81861269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780195320107
Lccn
2007004017
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports
Label
Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early black Atlantic, James Sidbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • first "Africans".
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Toward a transformed Africa.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • African homeland?.
  • p. 67
  • 4.
  • Out of America.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • Becoming African in the English Atlantic.
  • p. 131
  • 6.
  • African churches and an African nation.
  • p. 157
  • 7.
  • Becoming American in Liberia and in the United States, 1820-1830.
  • p. 181
Control code
ocm81861269
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780195320107
Lccn
2007004017
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports

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