This study traces the reciprocal relationship between Africa and America from the seventeenth-century slave trade onwards.This study traces the reciprocal relationship between Africa and America from the seventeenth-century slave trade onwards.Read Less
450 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. AFRICA. From the early seventeenth century, North America and Africa have maintained many contacts. This volume traces these reciprocal relationships over four centuries. The authors show how American pioneers-missionaries, traders, prospectors, miners, educators, soldiers of fortune, manufacturers, financiers, engineers, scientists, and others-have helped shape modern Africa. They provide a valuable corrective to traditional colonial historiography that has tended to emphasize only the role of the colonial centers in developing Africa. In addition, the writers point to the equally important impact made by Africa on the United States through trade and immigration, enforced and voluntary, and thtough the influence of Africans on the arts, agriculture, and many other facets of American life. The contents of the book is as follows: Illustrations and maps; Preface; Part I. The Slave Trade: 1. The transatlantic slave trade: an overview; 2. The legal slave trade in North America; 3. Ending the slave trade; 4. The U.S. Navy and the antislavery campaign; 5. The effects of the slave trade; Part II. Commerce, Christianity, and Colonization Societies Up To 1865: 6. American traders and whalers; 7. Missionaries and colonization societies; 8. Explorers and frontiersmen; Part III. The United States and Africa, 1865-1900: 9. The vanishing flag; 10. Liberia: the lamb and the wolves; 11. Bula Matari and the Congo; 12. Neutrality and philanthropy; 13. Traders, explorers, and soldiers of misfortune; 14. Miners and adventurers; 15. Capitalists and missionaries; Part IV. The United States and Africa, 1900-1939: 16. Official America; 17. Private interest groups; 18. Preachers and teachers in Africa; 19. Black nationalism and the search for an African past; Part V. The United States in Africa, 1939-1983: 20. Africa between East and West; 21. Economic activities: the private sector; 22. Economic activities: the public sector; 23. American interests in Africa, 1945-1983; 24. Americans in Africa, and Africans in America; Appendixes; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index. (Key Words: United States, International Relations, Africa, Peter Duignan, African History, L. H. Gann, United States History, Missionaries, Miners, Slavery, Slave Trade, Congo, Blacks, Liberia, Bula Matari, Zanzibar, Booker T. Washington, Trade, Henry Morton Stanley, South Africa, Rhodesia, Portugal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Protestants, Madagascar, Ivory, Imperialism, Great Britain, Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Cape Verde Islands, John Chilembwe, Black Americans, Angola, Abolitionism).
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