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Not out of Africa : how Afrocentrism became an excuse to teach myth as history

Author: Mary R Lefkowitz
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was Socrates black? Did Aristotle steal his ideas from the library in Alexandria? Do we owe the underlying tenets of our democratic civilization to the Africans? Hardly a week goes by when an article does not appear in a newspaper or magazine by an Afrocentrist writer making such allegations. But so far, no one has responded fully to these Afrocentrist claims or explained why these strange ideas are being  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lefkowitz, Mary R., 1935-
Not out of Africa.
New York : BasicBooks, ©1996
(OCoLC)604388644
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary R Lefkowitz
ISBN: 0465098371 9780465098378 046509838X 9780465098385
OCLC Number: 33818868
Notes: "A New republic book."
Description: xvii, 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Myths of African origins --
Ancient myths of cultural dependency --
The myth of the Egyptian mystery system --
The myth of the stolen legacy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Mary Lefkowitz.
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Not Out of Africa has sparked widespread debate over the teaching of revisionist history in schools and colleges. Mary Lefkowitz explains why politically motivated histories of the ancient world are  Read more...

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