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 background explores the various 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 hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries on African heritage, countries, and peoples plus African-influenced elements of existence within the Americas. It additionally positive factors authoritative introductory essays on background, tradition and faith, demography, diplomacy, economics and alternate, and humanities and literature. In doing so, it strains the complicated and non-stop move of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering results of colonialism and the slave exchange, and the the most important problems with cultural retention and variation which are necessary to our knowing of the consequences of globalization.

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S. filibuster, William Walker, establishes a brief dictatorship in Nicaragua, where he restores slavery and calls on the United States to annex Nicaragua as a slave state. Britain encourages the other four Central American governments to send troops to Nicaragua to oust Walker, who will face a Honduran firing squad in 1857. 1861 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, is published under the pen name of Linda Brent. 1862 The Peruvian government transfers the guano export contract from the Gibbs monopoly to a group of Peruvian merchants, breaking the British control of the guano trade.

1717 The Bahamas become an official British colony. 1720 The first of the Maroon Wars erupts in Jamaica, where escaped slaves organize to fight white militia and secure land grants for settlement. Old Calabar towns of Obutong and Aqua Akpa (also known as Duke Town) in present-day Nigeria become involved in the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1720 and 1830, 1 million slaves were taken from the port towns, mostly on British vessels. 1732 A group of philanthropists headed by General James Oglethorpe establish Georgia as a charity colony for London’s poor and also as a barrier against French and Spanish settlement.


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