Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic

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The first slaves imported to America did not see themselves as "African" but rather as Temne, Igbo, or Yoruban. In Becoming African in America, James Sidbury reveals how an African identity emerged in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world, tracing the development of "African" from a degrading term connoting savage people to a word that was a source of pride and unity for the diverse victims of the Atlantic slave trade. In this wide-ranging work, Sidbury first examines the work of black writers--such as Ignatius Sancho ...

Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195382945

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Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195320107

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