Encyclopedia of African American History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851097740
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097746
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant people, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century.

The encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European contact and enslavement, culture, resistance and identity during enslavement, political activism from the Revolutionary War to Southern emancipation, political activism from Reconstruction to the modern Civil Rights movement, black nationalism and urbanization, and Pan-Africanism and contemporary black America. Based on the latest scholarship and engagingly written, there is no better go-to reference for exploring the history of African Americans and their distinctive impact on American society, politics, business, literature, art, food, clothing, music, language, and technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Contributor List.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Atlantic African, American, and European Backgrounds to Contact, Commerce, and Enslavement.
2: Acculturation.
3: African Burial Ground, New York City.
4: African Diaspora.
5: Africanisms.
6: Asiento.
7: Atlantic Creoles.
8: Atlantic Islands.
9: Atlantic Slave Trade.
10: Bacon's Rebellion.
11: Barracoons.
12: Bight of Benin.
13: Bight of Biafra.
14: Bosman, Willem.
15: Bunce Island.
16: Cape Coast Castle.
17: Carolinas.
18: Chesapeake Colonies.
19: Cugoano, Quobna Ottobah.
20: de Las Casas, Bartolomé.
21: Destination, Florida.
22: Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Point.
23: Dutch New Netherland.
24: Dutch West India Company.
25: Elmina.
26: Encomienda.
27: Estévan.
28: Factor.
29: Freedom Dues.
30: Futa Jallon.
31: Ghana.
32: Gold Coast.
33: Gorée Island.
34: Griot.
35: Gulf of Guinea.
36: Headright System.
37: Hispaniola.
38: lgbo.
39: Indentured Servitude.
40: Jamestown, Virginia.
41: John, Prester.
42: Johnson, Anthony.
43: Kingdom of Asante.
44: Kingdom of Benin.
45: Kingdom of Dahomey.
46: Kongo Kingdom.
47: Las Siete Partidas.
48: Laurens, Henry.
49: Loose Pack.
50: Malaria.
51: Mali.
52: Matrilineal Societies.
53: Mbebma, Nzinga (Afonso I).
54: Middle Colonies.
55: Musa, Mansa.
56: New England Colonies.
57: New York Conspiracy of 1741.
58: New York Revolt of 1712.
59: Newton, John.
60: Occupational Castes.
61: Oral Culture.
62: Patroonship.
63: Punch, John.
64: Queen Nzinga (Njinga Mbande).
65: Racialized Slavery.
66: Reconquista.
67: Rice Cultivation.
68: Rolfe, John.
69: Royal African Company.
70: Sahel.
71: Seasoning.
72: Senegambia.
73: Signares.
74: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
75: Songhai.
76: Stono Rebellion.
77: Sudanic Empires.
78: Sugar Plantations.
79: Sundiata: The Epic of Old Mali.
80: Task System.
81: Tight Pack.
82: Timbuktu.
83: Tobacco.
84: Toure, Askia Muhammad.
85: Trans-Saharan Slave Trade.
86: Tribute.
87: Vita, Dona Beatriz Kimpa.
88: West-Central Africa.
89: Wheatley, Phillis.
90: Woolman, John.
91: Culture, Identity, and Community: From Slavery to the Present.
92: Amalgamation.
93: Anansi the Spider.
94: Ancestral Spirits.
95: Anderson, Marian.
96: Angolan/Kongolese.
97: Animal Trickster Stories.
98: Armstrong, Louis.
99: Bailey, Pearl.
100: Basie, Count.
101: Bebop.
102: Black Atlantic.
103: Black Churches.
104: Black English.
105: Black Folk Culture.
106: Black Fraternal Societies.
107: Black Seminoles.
108: Black Wedding Traditions.
109: Blackface Minstrelsy.
110: Blue Notes.
111: Blues Music.
112: Bottle Trees.
113: Brer Rabbit.
114: Brooks, Gwendolyn.
115: Brown, James.
116: Buckra.
117: Call-and-Response.
118: Caul.
119: Charms.
120: Coltrane, John.
121: Congo Square, New Orleans.
122: Conjure.
123: Coromantee.
124: Davis, Miles.
125: Double Consciousness.
126: Ebo Landing.
127: Election Day.
128: Ellington, Duke.
129: Ethnic Randomization.
130: Evangelism.
131: Family Patterns.
132: Field Hollers.
133: Fitzgerald, Ella.
134: Flying African Stories.
135: Frazier, E. Franklin.
136: Full Immersion Baptism.
137: Goofer Dust.
138: Grave Decorations.
139: Grave Dirt.
140: Gullah.
141: Gumbo.
142: Herskovits, Melville.
143: High John the Conqueror Root.
144: Hoodoo.
145: Hurston, Zora Neale.
146: Hush Harbors.
147: Infanticide.
148: Jambalaya.
149: Jas.
150: Jazz.
151: John the Slave Tales.
152: Joplin, Scott.
153: Juba Dance.
154: Kongo Cosmogram.
155: Kwanzaa.
156: Laveau, Marie.
157: Locke, Alain.
158: Mardi Gras.
159: Miscegenation.
160: Mulatto.
161: Names Debate.
162: Negritude.
163: Obeah.
164: Octoroon.
165: Parker, Charlie.
166: Pinkster Festival.
167: Poisonings.
168: Prince Hall Masonry.
169: Pryor, Richard.
170: Quadroon.
171: Ragtime.
172: Ring Shout.
173: Rogers, Joel Augustus.
174: Root Doctors.
175: Salt-Water Negroes.
176: Sambo.
177: Sanchez, Sonia.
178: Shakur, Tupac.
179: Shrine of the Black Madonna.
180: Signifying.
181: Slave Culture.
182: Slave Religion.
183: Soul Food.
184: Sweetgrass Baskets.
185: Syncretism.
186: Tituba.
187: Transmigration.
188: Turner, Lorenzo Dow.
189: Walker, Margaret.