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African Americans and Africa: A New History

African Americans and Africa: A New History

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  • Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden
  • Yale University Press
  • Paperback
  • 9780300258523
  • 9.2 X 6.1 X 0.9 inches
  • 0.79 pounds
  • History > African American & Black
  • English
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An introduction to the complex relationship between African Americans and the African continent

What is an African American and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States' first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration are all examined to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture.

African Americans and Africa: A New History

Author Bio

Nemata Blyden specializes in African and African Diaspora history and has researched women's issues in nineteenth-century Liberia. She has also done work for Encyclopedia Britannica and contributed to an online historical project called In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience, sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. 

Professor Blyden has lived in Africa, Europe and the Soviet Union, and she remains engaged with issues pertaining to African development. 

She is currently completing a book entitled, African Americans and Africa, to be published with Yale University Press.

 

Research Interests 

Africa
African American History
Imperialism and Colonialism
Women and Gender

 

Education 
 

Ph.D., Yale University, 1998

 

Source: The George Washington University 

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