They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09-23
ISBN 10: 0812968174
ISBN 13: 9780812968170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Came Before Columbus Book Review:

“A landmark . . . brilliantly [demonstrates] has that there is far more to black history than the slave trade.”—John A. Williams They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Combining impressive scholarship with a novelist’s gift for storytelling, Van Sertima re-creates some of the most powerful scenes of human history: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310 (two hundred master boats and two hundred supply boats), the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311, and many others. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered.

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021647352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Came Before Columbus Book Review:

Explorers' diaries and journals, carbon-14-dated sculptures, Arab documents and maps, and dated skeletons provide evidence for the pre-Columbia n presence in the Americas of black men and their influence on the Olmec, Mayan , and Aztec civilizations

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106017436624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Came Before Columbus Book Review:

“A landmark . . . brilliantly [demonstrates] has that there is far more to black history than the slave trade.”—John A. Williams They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus. Combining impressive scholarship with a novelist’s gift for storytelling, Van Sertima re-creates some of the most powerful scenes of human history: the launching of the great ships of Mali in 1310 (two hundred master boats and two hundred supply boats), the sea expedition of the Mandingo king in 1311, and many others. In They Came Before Columbus, we see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of black Africans in pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the civilizations they encountered.

They Came Before Columbus

They Came Before Columbus
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: New York : Vintage Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780679725305
ISBN 13: 067972530X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Came Before Columbus Book Review:

"The African presence in ancient America"--Jacket subtitle.

Before Columbus

Before Columbus
Author: Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10: 1416949003
ISBN 13: 9781416949008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Columbus Book Review:

Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

Early America Revisited

Early America Revisited
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Transaction Pub
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780765804631
ISBN 13: 0765804638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early America Revisited Book Review:

Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima's classic work, They Came Before Columbus. The book makes a carefully balanced case for an African presence in America before Columbus' voyages. At the same time, the work in no way denies the importance of the Columbus voyages for opening up the New World to Europe, and hence changing the economic and political map of the world for all time. Van Sertima's critical cutting edge is that there is an anthropological and ethnographic dimension to the process of discovery, one in which black Africans of non-European origins played a central role. He marshals literary and pictorial evidence and shows its authenticity to be beyond question. The impact of these early discoveries is of far more than historical interest. They serve as a basis to examine anew the study of culture contacts between civilizations, and in so doing, offer a serious base to a multifaceted re-examination of earlier hypotheses of influences in both directions. Early America Revisited provides anthropological evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America. It is also the study of how two peoples and cultures can lead to cross-fertilization. The borrowing of artifacts and ideas does not mean that the outsider is superior to the native, or that indigenous cultures are insignificant. Van Sertima contends that such relationships can be unpleasant as well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensual. But, whatever the character of the interaction, its very existence merits awareness. This book is likely to engender disputes and disagreements. But there is no question that it will enrich the study of a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to anthropology, and result in profound changes in the reordering of historical priorities and pedagogy. It should be of wide interest to social scientists, historians, and all those for whom the question of race and culture is a central facet of their own work and lives. Jacqueline L. Patten Van Sertima, who is responsible for the photographic materials in this volume, has had her work exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the National Urban League, Columbia University, and many galleries across the country. Her publications include The Black Photographers Annual and Black Photographers.

Africa and the Discovery of America

Africa and the Discovery of America
Author: Leo Wiener
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 3864034329
ISBN 13: 9783864034329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa and the Discovery of America Book Review:

This book is about an event in history that changed the world for all times. It is a sad story that did not have to be. What Africans and the indigenous Americans have given to the world is a part of total humanity that must be respectfully considered in order to build a world where all people can walk in peace and dignity with their respective contributions accepted.

Black Women in Antiquity

Black Women in Antiquity
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Transaction Pub
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005566455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Women in Antiquity Book Review:

This unique volume provides an overview of the black queens, madonnas, and goddesses who dominated the history and imagination of ancient times. The authors have concentrated on Ethiopia and Egypt because the documents of the Nile Valley are voluminous compared to the sketchier records in other parts of Africa, but also because the imagination of the world, not just that of Africa, was haunted by these women. They are just as prominent a feature of European mythology as of African reality. The book is divided into three parts: Ethiopia and Egyptian Queens and Goddesses; Black Women in Ancient Art; and Conquerors and Courtesans. This second edition contains two new chapters, one on Hypatia and women's rights in ancient Egypt, and the other on the diffusion into Europe of Isis, the African goddess of Nile Valley civilizations.

African Presence in Early Europe

African Presence in Early Europe
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Transaction Pub
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001365308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Presence in Early Europe Book Review:

This book places into perspective the role of the African in world civilization, in particular his little known contributions to the advancement of Europe. A major essay on the evolution of the Caucasoid discusses recent scientific discoveries of the African fatherhood of man and the shift towards albinism (dropping of pigmentation) by the Grimaldi African during an ice age (the Wurm Interstadial) in Europe. The debt owed to African and Arab Moors for certain inventions usually credited to the Renaissance is discussed, as well as the much earlier Afro-Egyptian influence on Greek science and philosophy. The book is divided into six parts: The First Europeans: African Presence in the Ancient Mediterranean Isles and Mainland Greece; Africans in the European Religious Hierarchy (madonnas, saints and popes); African Presence in Western Europe; African Presence in Northern Europe; African Presence in Eastern Europe.

Precolonial Black Africa

Precolonial Black Africa
Author: Cheikh Anta Diop,Harold Salemson
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 1613747454
ISBN 13: 9781613747452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precolonial Black Africa Book Review:

This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust
Author: John Henrik Clarke
Publsiher: Eworld
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781617590306
ISBN 13: 1617590304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust Book Review:

1491

1491
Author: Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1400032059
ISBN 13: 9781400032051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1491 Book Review:

Describes how recent archaeological research has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing far older and more advanced cultures with a greater population than were previously thought to have existed.

In the Country We Love

In the Country We Love
Author: Diane Guerrero,Michelle Burford
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1627795286
ISBN 13: 9781627795289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Country We Love Book Review:

The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

The Mis education of the Negro

The Mis education of the Negro
Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
Publsiher: ReadaClassic.com
Total Pages: 207
Release: 1933
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mis education of the Negro Book Review:

Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

The Fight for History

The Fight for History
Author: Tim Cook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0735238340
ISBN 13: 9780735238343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fight for History Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER FINALIST for the 2021 Ottawa Book Awards A masterful telling of the way World War Two has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canada over seventy-five years. The Second World War shaped modern Canada. It led to the country's emergence as a middle power on the world stage; the rise of the welfare state; industrialization, urbanization, and population growth. After the war, Canada increasingly turned toward the United States in matters of trade, security, and popular culture, which then sparked a desire to strengthen Canadian nationalism from the threat of American hegemony. The Fight for History examines how Canadians framed and reframed the war experience over time. Just as the importance of the battle of Vimy Ridge to Canadians rose, fell, and rose again over a 100-year period, the meaning of Canada's Second World War followed a similar pattern. But the Second World War's relevance to Canada led to conflict between veterans and others in society--more so than in the previous war--as well as a more rapid diminishment of its significance. By the end of the 20th century, Canada's experiences in the war were largely framed as a series of disasters. Canadians seemed to want to talk only of the defeats at Hong Kong and Dieppe or the racially driven policy of the forced relocation of Japanese-Canadians. In the history books and media, there was little discussion of Canada's crucial role in the Battle of the Atlantic, the success of its armies in Italy and other parts of Europe, or the massive contribution of war materials made on the home front. No other victorious nation underwent this bizarre reframing of the war, remaking victories into defeats. The Fight for History is about the efforts to restore a more balanced portrait of Canada's contribution in the global conflict. This is the story of how Canada has talked about the war in the past, how we tried to bury it, and how it was restored. This is the history of a constellation of changing ideas, with many historical twists and turns, and a series of fascinating actors and events.

Great Black Leaders

Great Black Leaders
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Transaction Pub
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780887387395
ISBN 13: 088738739X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Black Leaders Book Review:

Any selection of leaders, whatever the criteria, is inherently subjective, and this collection does not pretend to be comprehensive. It does establish clear criteria for inclusion, attempting to include outstanding individuals from America, Africa, and the Caribbean, who are clearly of global and not solely national significance. Leaders from a number of historical epochs were selected, and the editor has also included material on outstanding women leaders. Leaders who had captured the world's imagination (Shaka), or who had profoundly affected the modern period (Kwame Nkrumah) have also been represented. With one exception (Nelson Mandela), the individuals described are no longer living, to ensure that time warrants a consensus about their significance.

Where Beauty Survived

Where Beauty Survived
Author: George Elliott Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 034581228X
ISBN 13: 9780345812285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Beauty Survived Book Review:

As a boy, George Elliott Clarke knew that a great deal was expected as a descendant of a highly accomplished, Virginia-descended family on his father's side. In contrast, his mother's family were warm, down-to-earth country folk. Such contradictions underlay much of his life and upbringing - Black and White, country and city, outstanding and ordinary, high and low. This is the story of a complicated family, of the emotional stress that white racism exerts on Black households, of the unique cultural geography of Africadia, of a child who became a poet, and of long-kept secrets. Hometown: Halifax, N.S. Print run 7,500.

When the World was Black Part Two

When the World was Black Part Two
Author: Supreme understanding
Publsiher: Supreme Design Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-02-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the World was Black Part Two Book Review:

When the World Was Black: The Untold History of the World’s First Civilizations (Volume Two of The Science of Self series) has been published in TWO parts. Why two? Because there are far too many stories that remain untold. We had over 200,000 years of Black history to tell – from the southern tip of Chile to the northernmost isles of Europe – and you can’t do that justice in a 300-page book. So there are two parts, each consisting of 360 pages of groundbreaking history, digging deep into the story of all the world’s original people. Part One covers the Black origins of all the world’s oldest cultures and societies, spanning more than 200,000 years of human history. Part Two tells the stories of the Black men and women who introduced urban civilization to the world over the last 20,000 years, up to the time of European contact. Each part has over 100 helpful maps, graphs, and photos, an 8-page full-color insert in the center, and over 300 footnotes and references for further research. “In this book, you’ll learn about the history of Black people. I don’t mean the history you learned in school, which most likely began with slavery and ended with the Civil Rights Movement. I’m talking about Black history BEFORE that. Long before that. In this book, we’ll cover over 200,000 years of Black history. For many of us, that sounds strange. We can’t even imagine what the Black past was like before the slave trade, much less imagine that such a history goes back 200,000 years or more.” “Part Two covers history from 20,000 years ago to the point of European contact. This is the time that prehistoric cultures grew into ancient urban civilizations, a transition known to historians as the “Neolithic Revolution.”

Blacks in Science

Blacks in Science
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN 10: 0878559418
ISBN 13: 9780878559411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blacks in Science Book Review:

Providing an overview of the lost sciences of Africa and of contributions that blacks have made to modern American science, Blacks in Science presents a range of new information from Africanists. The book also includes bibliographical guides that are crucial to further research and teaching. The lineaments of a lost science are now emerging and we can glimpse some of the once buried reefs of this remarkable civilization. A lot more remains to be revealed. But enough has been found in the past few years to make it quite clear that the finest heart of the African world receded into the shadow while its broken bones were put on spectacular display. The image of the African, therefore, has been built up so far upon his lowest common denominator. In the new vision of the ancestor, we need to turn our eyes away from the periphery of the primitive to the more dynamic source of genius in the heartland of the African world. -- Ivan Van Sertima

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana Mali and Songhay

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana  Mali  and Songhay
Author: Patricia McKissack,Fredrick McKissack
Publsiher: Square Fish
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1250113512
ISBN 13: 9781250113511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana Mali and Songhay Book Review:

For more than a thousand years, from A.D. 500 to 1700, the medieval kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay grew rich on the gold, salt, and slave trade that stretched across Africa. Scraping away hundreds of years of ignorance, prejudice, and mythology, award-winnnig authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack reveal the glory of these forgotten empires while inviting us to share in the inspiring process of historical recovery that is taking place today.