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  • History, Power, and Identityby Jonathan D. Hill

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 22.00

    For the past five centuries, indigenous and African American communities throughout the Americas have sought to maintain and recreate enduring identities under conditions of radical change and discontinuity. The essays in this groundbreaking volume document this cultural activity—this ethnogenesis—within and against the broader contexts... more...

  • Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americasby Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.00

    Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her lifetime study of slave groups in the New World, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall explores the persistence of African ethnic identities among the enslaved... more...

  • Flash of the Spiritby Robert Farris Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    This book reveals how five distinct African civilizations have shaped the specific cultures of their New World descendants. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Writing Race Across the Atlantic Worldby Phillip Beidler; Gary Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00

    A collection of essays by top figures in early modern studies which take us beyond the "Black Atlantic" into the complex racial and ethnic world of the period more...

  • The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic Worldby Toyin Falola; Matt D. Childs

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.75

    This innovative anthology focuses on the enslavement, middle passage, American experience, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this anthology will allow students to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout... more...

  • In the Shadow of Slaveryby Judith Carney

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were... more...

  • In Search of Empireby James Pritchard

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    Elusive Empire was the first full account of how between 1670 and 1730 French settlers came to the Americas. more...