Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora (New Approaches to African History)
- Author:Michael A. Gomez
- Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8.9 x 6 x 0.6
- Publication Date:December 6, 2004
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The experiences of Africans in the Old World--the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, is followed by their movement into the New, where their plight in lands claimed by Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonial powers is analyzed from enslavement through the Cold War. Particular attention is paid to the everyday lives of the working classes and their cultural development. Their exploits, challenges, and struggles are covered over a broad time frame that links as well as differentiates past and present circumstances.
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