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Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early Black Atlantic

Author: James Sidbury
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Becoming African in America 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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Sidbury
ISBN: 9780195382945 0195382943
OCLC Number: 244062798
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: ix, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION; EPILOGUE THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW OF 1850 AND RENEWED ASSERTIONS OF AFRICAN IDENTITY
Responsibility: James Sidbury.

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An outstanding, detailed survey emerges which blendsrich source writings with a history of ethnic identity development. * The Bookwatch * The most sophisticated, best researched, and subtly argued Read more...

 
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