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  • African Ethnobotany in the Americasby Robert Voeks; John Rashford

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    "African Ethnobotany in the Americas" provides the first comprehensive examination of ethnobotanical knowledge and skills among the African Diaspora in the Americas. Leading scholars on the subject explore the complex relationship between plant use and meaning among the descendants of Africans in the New World. With the aid of archival and... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Free Blacks and People of Color in the Americas, 2-Volume Setby Stewart R. King

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 185.00

    When Columbus arrived in 1492, the first free black person?a sailor?set foot in the Americas. Over the next 400 years, as slavery spread and became entrenched in the Western Hemisphere, free blacks built communities throughout North and South America, playing a critical role in every region, colony, and country. From Canada to the Caribbean to Chile,... more...

  • Flash of the Spiritby Robert Farris Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

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

  • In the Shadow of Slaveryby Judith Carney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Never Meant to Surviveby Joao H. Costa Vargas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    In Never Meant to Survive, Costa Vargas presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles to resist it. Through examination of two cities linked by common experiences of Blackness, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, the book identifies anti-black genocide as a prevailing force in organizing individuals... more...

  • Crossroads and Cosmologiesby Christopher C Fennell

    UPF 2007; US$ 34.95

    A far-reaching anthropological study of African and African American religions, German American folkways, and archaeological methodology more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2006; US$ 15.95

    With wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death? speech. Exploring the dynamic intersection between history-making and story-making, award-winning author and historian Ray Raphael shows how these fictions?conceived... more...

  • Demonic Groundsby Katherine McKittrick

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    Demonic Grounds moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, Katherine McKittrick addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs's attic, black Canada and New France, as well as... more...

  • Displacements and Diasporasby Wanni W. Anderson; Robert Lee

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Asians have settled in every country in the Western Hemisphere; some are recent arrivals, other descendents of immigrants who arrived centuries ago. Bringing together essays by thirteen scholars from the humanities and social sciences, Displacements and Diasporas explores this genuinely transnational Asian American experience-one that crosses... 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...