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Crossing boundaries : comparative history of Black people in diaspora

Author: Darlene Clark Hine; Jacqueline McLeod
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
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"The essays assembled in Crossing Boundaries reflect the international dimensions, commonalities, and discontinuities in the histories of diasporan communities of color. People of African descent in the New World (the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean) share a common set of experiences: domination and resistance, slavery and emancipation, the pursuit of freedom, and struggle against racism. No unitary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Crossing boundaries.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607156978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darlene Clark Hine; Jacqueline McLeod
ISBN: 0253335426 9780253335425
OCLC Number: 40150623
Description: xxv, 491 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: To turn on a pivot: writing African Americans into a history of overlapping diasporas / Earl Lewis --
Slavery and freedom in the Atlantic world: reflections on the diasporan framework / Thomas C. Holt --
Hegemonic paradigms and the African world: striving to be free / Elliott P. Skinner --
Reform and revolution in American and South African freedom struggles / George Fredrickson --
European dimensions of the African diaspora: the definition of black racial identity / Allison Blakely --
Rethinking the African diaspora: a comparative look at race and identity in a transatlantic community, 1878-1921 / Dwayne E. Williams --
Abolition and the politics of identity in the Afro-Atlantic diaspora: toward a comparative approach / Kim D. Butler --
Creolization and integration: the development of a political culture among the Pan-Afro-Cuban benevolent societies, 1878-1895 / Philip A. Howard --
Free women entrepreneurs from the 1920s to the 1850s: the cases of Nancy Prince and Mary Seacole / Rosalyn Terborg-Penn --
A slandered people: views on "Negro Character" in the mainstream Christian churches in post-emancipation Jamaica / Robert Stewart --
Working the system: black slaves and the courts in Lima, Peru, 1821-1854 / Carlos Aguirre --
Out of Egypt: the migration of former slaves to the Midwest during the 1860s in comparative perspective / Michael P. Johnson --
Surviving slavery: marriage strategies and family formation patterns among the eighteenth-century Puerto Rican slave population / David M. Stark --
Jazz and the Cold War: black culture as an instrument of American foreign policy / Lisa E. Davenport --
Beyond power: paradigm subversion and reformulation and the re-creation of the early modern Atlantic world / Jack P. Greene --
With a rod of iron: Barbados slave laws as a model for Jamaica, South Carolina, and Antigua, 1661-1697 / David Barry Gaspar --
From slavery to freedom: emancipation and apprenticeship in Grenada and St. Vincent, 1834-1838 / Edward L. Cox --
Africa in a capitalist world / Frederick Cooper.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: edited by Darlene Clark Hine and Jacqueline McLeod.

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"The essays assembled in Crossing Boundaries reflect the international dimensions, commonalities, and discontinuities in the histories of diasporan communities of color. People of African descent in the New World (the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean) share a common set of experiences: domination and resistance, slavery and emancipation, the pursuit of freedom, and struggle against racism. No unitary explanation can capture the varied experiences of black people in diaspora. Knowledge of individual societies is illuminated by the study and comparison of other cultural histories. This volume, which grew out of the Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora Symposium held at Michigan State University, elaborates the profound relationship between curriculum and pedagogy."--Jacket.

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