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The people of the land : individual personality and national character in the Atlantic slave trade and its aftermath

Author: Africanus Davies
Publisher: Guildford : Grosvenor House Pub., ©2012.
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The People are the West Africans, mainly Mandingo, transported to the New World from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, and the Land at various times is either the New World or their West African homeland. The author avoids the occasionally narrow academic approach by assembling his evidence from anthropology, linguistics, ethnomusicology and history. Before following the West Africans to the New World, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davies, Africanus E.
People of the Land : Individual Personality and the National Character.
New York : Grosvenor House Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Africanus Davies
ISBN: 9781781480359 1781480354
OCLC Number: 798535094
Description: 1 online resource (483 pages)
Contents: Part Two --
The Aftermath of SlaveryChapter Sixteen The Unquiet Front; Chapter Seventeen An American Overview; Chapter Eighteen Myth and Propaganda from 1914 to 1945; Chapter Nineteen The Myth of Gallic Complicity; Part Three --
Fast Forward; Chapter Twenty; Epilogue; Appendix-I; Appendix-II; Appendix-III; Appendix-IV; Notes and References; Selected Bibliography; Index; Copyright.
Responsibility: [Africanus Davies].

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The People are the West Africans, mainly Mandingo, transported to the New World from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, and the Land at various times is either the New World or their West African homeland. The author avoids the occasionally narrow academic approach by assembling his evidence from anthropology, linguistics, ethnomusicology and history. Before following the West Africans to the New World, he establishes them within their indigenous culture, and demonstrates how this instilled in them, the resilience required for survival in an alien land surrounded b.

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