Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851094466
  • ISBN-13: 9781851094462
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

For centuries the fates of Africa and the Americas have been inextricably intertwined, a relationship all the more remarkable for the wide-ranging influences flowing across the Atlantic. Today, one in five people in the Western Hemisphere are of African descent and powerful social, economic and ecological forces crisscross the Atlantic.

Ranging from the 15th century to the present, Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History explores the many ways Africa and African peoples have shaped the cultural life of the Americas -- and how, in turn, life in the Americas reverberates in Africa.

This groundbreaking three-volume encyclopedia offers hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on African history, nations and peoples plus African-influenced aspects of life in the Americas. It also features authoritative introductory essays on history, culture and religion, demography, international relations, economics and trade, and arts and literature. In doing so, it traces the complex and continuous movement of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering effects of colonialism and the slave trade, and the crucial issues of cultural retention and adaptation that are essential to our understanding of the effects of globalization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Series Editor’s Preface.
Editor’s Preface.
Topic Finder.
Chronology of Africa and the Americas.
Introductory Essays.
Demography, Diaspora, and International Relations.
Culture and Religion.
Economics and Trade.
Arts, Literature, and Sport.
1: Abolitionism.
2: Abolitionism, British.
3: Achebe, Chinua (1930–).
4: Africa, North.
5: Africa, Precolonial.
6: Africa, West.
7: African Institution, The.
8: African Methodist Episcopal Church.
9: African Squadrons.
10: African Union.
11: Afrocentrism.
12: Afrofuturism.
13: Agriculture.
14: Agriculture, Sustainable.
15: Aidoo, Ama Ata (1942–).
16: Akan.
17: Akram, Wali (1904–1994).
18: Algeria.
19: ‘Ali Pasha, Muhammad (1769–1849).
20: Ali, Muhammad (1942–).
21: Ali, Noble Drew (1886–1929).
22: America, Central.
23: American Colonization Society.
24: American Freedmen’s Inquiry Commission.
25: American Missionary Association.
26: American Revolution.
27: Amistad Case, The.
28: Ananse.
29: Ancestor Worship.
30: Angola.
31: Anikulapo-Kuti, Fela (1938–1997).
32: Annan, Kofi (1938–).
33: Anthropology.
34: Antigua and Barbuda.
35: Appiah, Kwame Anthony (1954–).
36: Apprenticeship (British Empire).
37: Architecture.
38: Architecture, Plantation.
39: Aristide, Jean-Bertrand (1953–).
40: Arms Trafficking.
41: Art, African.
42: Atlantic World.
43: Attucks, Crispus (1723–1770).
44: Avellaneda, Gertrudis Gómez de (1814–1873).
45: Aviation.
46: Bahamas.
47: Bakhita, Josephine, Saint (1869–1947).
48: Baraka, Amiri (1934–).
49: Barbados.
50: Barnet, Miguel (1940–).
51: Barotseland.
52: Bauzá, Mario (1911–1993).
53: BBC Caribbean Service and Caribbean Voices.
54: Benin, Republic of.
55: Bennett, Louise (1919–).
56: Berlin West Africa Conference.
57: Bermuda.
58: Beyala, Calixthe (1961–).
59: Biafra.
60: Biotechnology.
61: Birchtown (Birch Town).
62: Black Arts Movement.
63: Black Athena.
64: Black Classical Singers.
65: Black Panther Party.
66: Black Power Movement.
67: Black Star Line.
68: Blucke or Bleucke or Bluck, Stephen (1752–1795?).
69: Blyden, Edward Wilmot (1832–1912).
70: Boatbuilding.
71: Bolivia.
72: Brand, Dionne (1953–).
73: Brathwaite, Kamau (1930–).
74: Brazil.
75: Brazilian Carnival.
76: Brazilian Culture.
77: Brindis de Salas, Virginia (CA.1920–CA.1958).
78: Britain: People of African Origin and Descent.
79: British Empire.
80: Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000).
81: Brouwer, Leo (1939–).
82: Brown, William (1783–1816?).
83: Brussels Act.
84: Bunche, Ralph (1904–1971).
85: Burial Ground (New York City), African.
86: Burial, African Practices in the Americas.
87: Burkina Faso.
88: Burundi.
89: Cabral, Amilcar (1924–1973).
90: Cabral, Cristina Rodríguez (1959–).
91: Calabar.
92: Calypso.
93: Cameroon.
94: Canada (Africadian Culture).
95: Candomblé.
96: Cape Coast Castle.
97: Cape Verde.
98: Caribbean Artists Movement.
99: Caribbean Community and Common Market.
100: Caribbean Literature.
101: Carnival, Latin American.
102: Carver, George Washington (1864–1943).
103: Casas, Bartolomé de las (1484–1566).
104: Castas Paintings.
105: Castro Ruz, Fidel (1926–).
106: Catholicism.
107: Ceddo.
108: Central African Republic.
109: Central Intelligence Agency.
110: Césaire, Aimé (1913–).
111: Chad.
112: Chamoiseau, Patrick (1953–).
113: Chikaba (Venerable Therese Juliana of Saint Dominic) (1676–1748).
114: Chile.
115: Christianity (African American).
116: Christophe, Henri (1767?–1820).
117: Cities.
118: Civil Rights Movement.
119: Civil War, American.
120: Clemente Walker, Roberto (1934–1972).
121: Cliff, Michelle (1940–).
122: Code Noir.
123: Coetzee, John Maxwell (1940–).
124: Coffee.
125: Cold War.
126: Colombia.
127: Colonial Armies in Africa.
128: Colonialism.
129: Colored Farmers National Alliance.
130: Colored Methodist Episcopal Church.
131: Columbian Exchange.
132: Columbus, Christopher (1451–1506).
133: Comoros.
134: Company of Merchants Trading to Africa.
135: Condé, Maryse (1937–).
136: Congo (Brazzaville).
137: Congo (Kinshasa), Democratic Republic of the.
138: Congolese Independence.
139: Côte D’Ivoire.
140: Creole Revolt.
141: Creole/Criollo.
142: Crisis, The.
143: Cruz, Celia (1924–2003).
144: Cuba.
145: Cuban Music, African Influence in.
146: Cuban Ritual Music, African Influence in.
147: Cudjoe.
148: Cuffe, Captain Paul (1759–1817).
149: Cush Kingdom.
150: Dabydeen, David (1956–).
151: Dadié, Bernard Binlin (1916–).
152: D’Aguiar, Fred (1960–).
153: Dan Fodio, Uthman (1754–1817).
154: Dangarembga, Tsitsi (1959–).
155: Danish Empire.
156: Danticat, Edwidge (1969–).
157: Dash, Julie (1952–).
158: Debt Cancellation.
159: Decolonization, African.
160: Delany, Martin Robinson (1812–1885).
161: Democracy, African.
162: Democracy, Latin American.
163: Denver African Expedition.
164: Dessalines, Jean Jacques (1758–1806).
165: Diamonds.
166: Diaspora.
167: Diaspora, Demography of.
168: Dinka.
169: Diop, Cheikh Anta (1923–1987).
170: Djebar, Assia (1936–).
171: Djibouti.
172: Doe, Samuel K. (1951?–1990).
173: Dominican Republic, the.
174: Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzeki (1941–).
175: Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895).
176: Drama, African American.
177: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
178: Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt (1868–1963).
179: Dutch Empire.
180: Dutty, Boukman (?–1791).
181: Duvalier, François (1907–1971).
182: Duvalier, Jean-Claude (1951–).