Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History by Richard M. Juang, Noelle Morrissette

By Richard M. Juang, Noelle Morrissette

Starting from the fifteenth century to the current, Africa and the Americas: tradition, Politics, and historical past explores the numerous methods Africa and African peoples have formed the cultural lifetime of the Americas—and how, in flip, lifestyles within the Americas reverberates in Africa.This groundbreaking three-volume encyclopedia bargains enormous quantities of alphabetically geared up entries on African background, countries, and peoples plus African-influenced facets of lifestyles within the Americas. It additionally good points authoritative introductory essays on historical past, tradition and faith, demography, diplomacy, economics and alternate, and humanities and literature. In doing so, it lines the complicated and non-stop circulate of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering results of colonialism and the slave alternate, and the the most important problems with cultural retention and model which are necessary to our knowing of the consequences of globalization.

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It becomes a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and an immediate best seller. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank are created to aid multiple nations’ economic and health crises. S. incursions into European civil aviation routes. 1941 Eritrea becomes independent of Italy. It will be colonized by Britain. 1942 Britain and the United States establish the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission (AACC) with the goal of protecting postwar Western Hemisphere security, developing regional integration, and promoting agricultural and other research in the Caribbean.

1913 Timothy Drew (Noble Drew Ali) launches an Islamic movement called the Moorish Science Temple. He will author his own “Holy Koran” in 1927. S. president Woodrow Wilson offers to mediate between Britain, Germany, and other belligerent powers. William Joseph Seymour starts the Pentecostal movement in Los Angeles, California. It will gain in popularity, eventually spreading to Africa. The Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell Company makes huge discoveries of oil around Lake Maracaibo, placing Venezuela on the road to becoming the world’s biggest oil exporter.

Turner eludes capture for two months, but he is eventually publicly hanged. A lawyer for the state hears his confession and commits it to print. The Anglo-Brazilian Treaty designates the Atlantic slave trade as piracy, thus giving the Royal Navy the legal grounds to suppress it. Britain signs a treaty of commerce with Mexico. 1833 A Scottish colony is established at Topo, Venezuela; it will fail within the year due to the settlers’ inability to adapt to the land and climate. 1827 1828 Britain pays £250,000 to the United States in compensation for confiscated American “slave property” during the War of 1812.

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