Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780521001359
ISBN 13: 0521001358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reversing Sail Book Review:

This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora.

Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN 10: 110849871X
ISBN 13: 9781108498715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reversing Sail Book Review:

Captures the essential political, cultural, social, and economic developments that shaped the black experience.

Exchanging Our Country Marks

Exchanging Our Country Marks
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-11-09
ISBN 10: 9780807861714
ISBN 13: 0807861715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exchanging Our Country Marks Book Review:

The transatlantic slave trade brought individuals from diverse African regions and cultures to a common destiny in the American South. In this comprehensive study, Michael Gomez establishes tangible links between the African American community and its African origins and traces the process by which African populations exchanged their distinct ethnic identities for one defined primarily by the conception of race. He examines transformations in the politics, social structures, and religions of slave populations through 1830, by which time the contours of a new African American identity had begun to emerge. After discussing specific ethnic groups in Africa, Gomez follows their movement to North America, where they tended to be amassed in recognizable concentrations within individual colonies (and, later, states). For this reason, he argues, it is possible to identify particular ethnic cultural influences and ensuing social formations that heretofore have been considered unrecoverable. Using sources pertaining to the African continent as well as runaway slave advertisements, ex-slave narratives, and folklore, Gomez reveals concrete and specific links between particular African populations and their North American progeny, thereby shedding new light on subsequent African American social formation.

Culture Power and Difference

Culture  Power  and Difference
Author: Ann Levett,Amanda Kottler,Erica Burman,Ian Parker
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781856494724
ISBN 13: 1856494721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture Power and Difference Book Review:

With the eyes of the world watching South Africa, this book provides a unique window on the transition to democracy through an analysis of the practice of power in language.

African Dominion

African Dominion
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 0691196826
ISBN 13: 9780691196824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Dominion Book Review:

A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global history Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, African Dominion will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa
Author: Bessie House-Soremekun,Toyin Falola
Publsiher: University Rochester Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1580463924
ISBN 13: 9781580463928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa Book Review:

The first comprehensive work on globalization within the context of sustainable development initiatives in Africa.

Proudly We Can Be Africans

Proudly We Can Be Africans
Author: James H. Meriwether
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-01-05
ISBN 10: 9780807860410
ISBN 13: 0807860417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proudly We Can Be Africans Book Review:

The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, James Meriwether probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention to such important figures and organizations as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and the NAACP, Meriwether incisively utilizes the black press, personal correspondence, and oral histories to render a remarkably nuanced and diverse portrait of African American opinion. Meriwether builds the book around seminal episodes in modern African history, including nonviolent protests against apartheid in South Africa, the Mau Mau war in Kenya, Ghana's drive for independence under Kwame Nkrumah, and Patrice Lumumba's murder in the Congo. Viewing these events within the context of their own changing lives, especially in regard to the U.S. civil rights struggle, African Americans have continually reconsidered their relationship to contemporary Africa and vigorously debated how best to translate their concerns into action in the international arena. Grounded in black Americans' encounters with Africa, this transnational history sits astride the leading issues of the twentieth century: race, civil rights, anticolonialism, and the intersections of domestic race relations and U.S. foreign relations.

Science Society and Power

Science  Society and Power
Author: James Fairhead,Melissa Leach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-10-16
ISBN 10: 9780521535663
ISBN 13: 0521535662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Black Crescent

Black Crescent
Author: Michael A. Gomez,Michael Gomez
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2005-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780521840958
ISBN 13: 0521840953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Diasporic Africa

Diasporic Africa
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 081473166X
ISBN 13: 9780814731666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diasporic Africa Book Review:

Read the Authors' Op-Ed on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sin No More offers a vivid examination of some of the most morally and politically disputed issues of our time: abortion, gay rights, assisted suicide, stem cell research, and legalized gambling. These are moral values issues, all of which are hotly, sometimes violently, contested in America. The authors cover these issues in depth, looking at the nature of efforts to initiate reforms, to define constituencies, to mobilize resources, to frame debates, and to shape public opinion—all in an effort to achieve social change, create, or re-write legislation. Of the issues under scrutiny only legalized gambling has managed to achieve widespread acceptance despite moral qualms from some. Sin No More seeks to show what these laws and attitudes tell us about Americans’ approach to law and morality, and about our changing conceptions of sin, crime and illegality. Running through each chapter is a central tension: that American attitudes and laws toward these victimless crimes are going through a process of normalization. Despite conservative rhetoric the authors argue that the tide is turning on each of these issues, with all moving toward acceptance, or decriminalization, in society. Each issue is at a different point in terms of this acceptance, and each has traveled different roads to achieve their current status.

Rebels and Runaways

Rebels and Runaways
Author: Larry E. Rivers
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0252036913
ISBN 13: 9780252036910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebels and Runaways Book Review:

This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders' wills and probate records, ledgers, account books, court records, oral histories, and numerous newspaper accounts, Larry Eugene Rivers discusses Florida's unique historical significance as a runaway slave haven dating back to the seventeenth century. In moving detail, Rivers illustrates what life was like for enslaved blacks whose families were pulled asunder as they relocated from the Upper South to the Lower South and how they fought back any way they could to control small parts of their own lives. Against a smouldering backdrop of violence, this study analyzes the various degrees of slave resistance--from the perspectives of both slave and master--and how they differed in various regions of antebellum Florida. Identifying more commonly known slave rebellions such as the Stono, Louisiana, Denmark (Telemaque) Vesey, Gabriel, and the Nat Turner insurrections, Rivers argues persuasively that the size, scope, and intensity of black resistance in the Second Seminole War makes it the largest sustained slave insurrection ever to occur in American history.

Crossing Boundaries

Crossing Boundaries
Author: Darlene Clark Hine,Jacqueline McLeod
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780253214508
ISBN 13: 0253214505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Boundaries Book Review:

The essays assembled in Crossing Boundaries reflect the international dimensions, commonalities, and discontinuities in the histories of diasporan communities of colour. People of African descent in the New World (the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean) share a common set of experiences: domination and resistance, slavery and emancipation, the pursuit of freedom, and struggle against racism. No unitary explanation can capture the varied experiences of black people in diaspora. Knowledge of individual societies is illuminated by the study and comparison of other cultural histories. This volume, growing out of the Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora Symposium held at Michigan State University, elaborates the profound relationship between curriculum and pedagogy.Crossing Boundaries embraces the challenge to probe differences embedded in Black ethnicities and helps to discover and to weave into a new understanding the threads of experience, culture, and identity across diasporas. Contributors includ Thomas Holt, George Fredrickson, Jack P. Green, David Barry Gaspar, Earl Lewis, Elliott Skinner, Frederick Cooper, Allison Blakely, Kim Butler, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

The China Study

The China Study
Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell (II.)
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1932100660
ISBN 13: 9781932100662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Study Book Review:

A guide that cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with or at risk from the following: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and /or osteoporosis. Dr Campbell illuminates the connection between nutrition and these often fatal diseases and reveals the natural human diet. He also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities and opportunist scientists. Part medical thriller, part governmental exposé.

Nationalism and African Intellectuals

Nationalism and African Intellectuals
Author: Toyin Falola
Publsiher: University Rochester Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781580461498
ISBN 13: 1580461492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nationalism and African Intellectuals Book Review:

An examination of the attempt by Western-educated African intellectuals to create a 'better Africa' through connecting nationalism to knowledge, from the anti-colonial movement to the present-day.

Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas

Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas
Author: B. Talton,Q. Mills
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN 10: 0230119948
ISBN 13: 9780230119949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas Book Review:

Through the research and experiences of 16 scholars whose native homes span ten countries, this collection shifts the discussion of belonging and affinity within Africa and its diaspora toward local perceptions and the ways in which these notions are asserted or altered.

Pedlar in Divinity

 Pedlar in Divinity
Author: Frank Lambert
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0691187967
ISBN 13: 9780691187969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedlar in Divinity Book Review:

A pioneer in the commercialization of religion, George Whitefield (1714-1770) is seen by many as the most powerful leader of the Great Awakening in America: through his passionate ministry he united local religious revivals into a national movement before there was a nation. An itinerant British preacher who spent much of his adult life in the American colonies, Whitefield was an immensely popular speaker. Crossing national boundaries and ignoring ecclesiastical controls, he preached outdoors or in public houses and guild halls. In London, crowds of more than thirty thousand gathered to hear him, and his audiences exceeded twenty thousand in Philadelphia and Boston. In this fresh interpretation of Whitefield and his age, Frank Lambert focuses not so much on the evangelist's oratorical skills as on the marketing techniques that he borrowed from his contemporaries in the commercial world. What emerges is a fascinating account of the birth of consumer culture in the eighteenth century, especially the new advertising methods available to those selling goods and services--or salvation. Whitefield faced a problem similar to that of the new Atlantic merchants: how to reach an ever-expanding audience of anonymous strangers, most of whom he would never see face-to-face. To contact this mass "congregation," Whitefield exploited popular print, especially newspapers. In addition, he turned to a technique later imitated by other evangelists such as Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, and Billy Graham: the deployment of advance publicity teams to advertise his coming presentations. Immersed in commerce themselves, Whitefield's auditors appropriated him as a well-publicized English import. He preached against the excesses and luxuries of the spreading consumer society, but he drew heavily on the new commercialism to explain his mission to himself and to his transatlantic audience.

The Forgotten Diaspora

The Forgotten Diaspora
Author: Peter Mark,José da Silva Horta
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 1107667461
ISBN 13: 9781107667464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Diaspora Book Review:

This book traces the history of early seventeenth-century Portuguese Sephardic traders who settled in two communities on Senegal's Petite Côte. There, they lived as public Jews, under the spiritual guidance of a rabbi sent to them by the newly established Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam. In Senegal, the Jews were protected from agents of the Inquisition by local Muslim rulers. The Petite Côte communities included several Jews of mixed Portuguese-African heritage as well as African wives, offspring, and servants. The blade weapons trade was an important part of their commercial activities. These merchants participated marginally in the slave trade but fully in the arms trade, illegally supplying West African markets with swords. This blade weapons trade depended on artisans and merchants based in Morocco, Lisbon, and northern Europe and affected warfare in the Sahel and along the Upper Guinea Coast. After members of these communities moved to the United Provinces around 1620, they had a profound influence on relations between black and white Jews in Amsterdam. The study not only discovers previously unknown Jewish communities but by doing so offers a reinterpretation of the dynamics and processes of identity construction throughout the Atlantic world.

The Thyroid Reset Diet

The Thyroid Reset Diet
Author: Alan Christianson
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 059313706X
ISBN 13: 9780593137062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thyroid Reset Diet Book Review:

A surprising new plan to reverse the symptoms of thyroid disease by reducing excess dietary iodine, from integrative physician and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Alan Christianson. "The most innovative treatment plan around."--JJ Virgin, New York Times bestselling author, celebrity nutrition expert, and Fitness Hall of Famer Though the thyroid gland is small, it produces hormones that control the rate of nearly every chemical reaction in the body--turning food into energy, controlling the rate of tissue growth, stimulating the activity of other hormones, and much more. An estimated twenty million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of them are unaware of their condition. Depending on the type and severity of the thyroid disease, symptoms can range from weight gain and fatigue to hair thinning and memory loss. In The Thyroid Reset Diet, Dr. Alan Christianson helps readers reverse chronic thyroid diseases like hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with nothing more than dietary change: the reduction of iodine intake. Backed by new research showing that proper dietary iodine intake can start to reverse thyroid disease in as little as four weeks, his diet plan contains the optimal amount of iron and dietary iodine to control thyroid hormones, effectively resetting the thyroid. Instead of following a restrictive diet for thyroid health, The Thyroid Reset Diet does not require eliminating any food category. Instead, Dr. Christianson recommends food swaps like brown rice instead of processed bread to regulate iodine intake. He shares the latest on supplements and other thyroid health strategies, along with more than sixty-five recipes, weekly meal plans, and maintenance info. His cutting-edge research and clear results, coupled with an easy-to-follow diet plan, will help anyone struggling with thyroid disease.

The Black Speculative Arts Movement

The Black Speculative Arts Movement
Author: Reynaldo Anderson,Clinton R. Fluker
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN 10: 149851054X
ISBN 13: 9781498510547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Speculative Arts Movement Book Review:

The Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design is a 21st century statement on the intersection of the future of African people with art, culture, technology, and politics. This collection enters the global debate on the emerging field of Afrofuturism studies with an international array of scholars and artists contributing to the discussion of Black futurity in the 21st century. The contributors analyze and respond to the invisibility or mischaracterization of Black people in the popular imagination, in science fiction, and in philosophies of history.

We the Navigators

We  the Navigators
Author: David Lewis
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1994-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780824815820
ISBN 13: 0824815823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We the Navigators Book Review:

This new edition includes a discussion of theories about traditional methods of navigation developed during recent decades, the story of the renaissance of star navigation throughout the Pacific, and material about navigation systems in Indonesia, Siberia, and the Indian Ocean.