Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-06-01
  • Publisher: Howard Univ Pr
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Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora collects selected essays from the First and Second African Diaspora Institutes and other essays. This revised second edition, with broader geographical scope than the first edition, places greater emphasis on historical and sociopolitical analysis. New essays that examine the African experience and slavery in the Mediterranean, the black experience in Brazil, African religious retentions in Latin American countries, and essays by women that focus on the experience and contributions of African women of the diaspora address significant areas omitted in the first volume.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
The Diaspora as Concept and Methodp. 9
The Dialectic between Diasporas and Homelandsp. 37
African Diaspora: Concept and Contextp. 48
Return Movements to West and East Africa: a Comparative Approachp. 63
African Religions in America: Theoretical Perspectivesp. 77
Settlement, Identity, and Transformationp. 81
The Middle Passage and Personality Change among Diaspora Africansp. 94
African Culture and Slavery in the United Statesp. 106
Howard University and Meharry Medical Schools in the Training of African Physicians, 1868-1978p. 109
Afro-Mexican Culture and Consciousness during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesp. 135
A Lesser-Known Chapter of the African Diaspora: West Indians in Costa Rica, Central Americap. 137
Guinea versus Congo Lands: Aspects of the Collective Memory in Haitip. 165
Women of Africa and the African Diaspora: Linkages and Influencesp. 167
Race and Class in Brazil: Historical Perspectivesp. 200
La Madama Francesita: a New World Black Spiritp. 221
Blacks in Britain: a Historical and Analytical Overviewp. 223
The Impact of Afro-Americans on French-Speaking Black Africans, 1919-45p. 249
The 1921 Pan-African Congress at Brussels: a Background to Belgian Pressuresp. 284
African Slaves in the Mediterranean World: a Neglected Aspect of the African Diasporap. 316
Africans in Asian Historyp. 325
Return to the Homelandp. 337
The Sierra Leone Krios: a Reappraisal from the Perspective of the African Diasporap. 361
The Role of African American Women in the Founding of Liberiap. 383
Afro-American Influence in Colonial Malawi, 1891-1945p. 387
The Presence of Black Americans in the Lower Congo from 1878 to 1921p. 405
Brazilian Returnees of West Africap. 421
Garvey and Scattered Africap. 447
Toward a Synthesisp. 449
Diaspora Studies and Pan-Africanismp. 451
Contributorsp. 515
Indexp. 519
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