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Published: 04 October 2007

304 Pages | 13 halftones, 3 maps


ISBN: 9780195320107

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Becoming African in America

Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

James Sidbury

  • A profoundly important argument about the creation of an African identity - not in Africa but within Britain and North America
  • A true Atlantic study that spans the United States, Canada, Britain, Africa, and the Carribean
  • Has direct tie-ins to the anniversary of the British and American closing of the Atlantic slave trade (1808)
  • Respected author who write elegantly argued prose
  • A major work of African American history, illuminating the birth and growth of "African" as the essence of black identity

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