Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez,Michael Gomez
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0521806623
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Release: 2005
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781108498715
Available:
Release: 2019-10-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez,Michael Gomez
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0521806623
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

African Dominion

African Dominion
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9780691196824
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Exchanging Our Country Marks

Exchanging Our Country Marks
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0807861715
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Release: 2000-11-09
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Afro Latin America 1800 2000

Afro Latin America  1800 2000
Author: George Reid Andrews
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780195152326
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Release: 2004-07-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covering the last two hundred years, this book examines how African-descended people made their way out of slavery and into freedom, and how, once free, they helped build social and political democracy in Latin America.

Black Crescent

Black Crescent
Author: Michael A. Gomez,Michael Gomez
Pages: 385
ISBN: 0521840953
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Release: 2005-03-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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The China Study

The China Study
Author: T. Colin Campbell,Thomas M. Campbell (II.)
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9781932100662
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Release: 2006
Editor: BenBella Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Pedlar in Divinity

Pedlar in Divinity
Author: Frank Lambert
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0691096163
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Release: 2002-11
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Proudly We Can Be Africans

Proudly We Can Be Africans
Author: James H. Meriwether
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0807860417
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Release: 2009-01-05
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora

Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora
Author: Carole Boyce Davies
Pages: 1010
ISBN: 9781851097005
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Release: 2008
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authoritative source for information on the people, places, and events of the African Diaspora, spanning five continents and five centuries. * More than 500 A-Z entries * Contributions from hundreds of leading scholars * Maps showing key locations in the African Diaspora

Physics and Psychics

Physics and Psychics
Author: Richard Noakes
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781107188549
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Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Noakes' revelatory analysis of Victorian scientists' fascination with psychic phenomena connects science, the occult and religion in intriguing new ways.

The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa

The Palgrave Handbook of Islam in Africa
Author: Fallou Ngom,Mustapha H. Kurfi,Toyin Falola
Pages: 774
ISBN: 9783030457594
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Release: 2020-09-26
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This handbook generates new insights that enrich our understanding of the history of Islam in Africa and the diverse experiences and expressions of the faith on the continent. The chapters in the volume cover key themes that reflect the preoccupations and realities of many African Muslims. They provide readers access to a comprehensive treatment of the past and current traditions of Muslims in Africa, offering insights on different forms of Islamization that have taken place in several regions, local responses to Islamization, Islam in colonial and post-colonial Africa, and the varied forms of Jihād movements that have occurred on the continent. The handbook provides updated knowledge on various social, cultural, linguistic, political, artistic, educational, and intellectual aspects of the encounter between Islam and African societies reflected in the lived experiences of African Muslims and the corpus of African Islamic texts.

Diasporic Africa

Diasporic Africa
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780814731659
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Release: 2006
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Diasporic Africa presents the most recent research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas, underscoring the fact that much of the movement of people of African descent took place in Old World contexts. This broader view allows for a more comprehensive approach to the study of the African diaspora. The volume provides an overview of African diaspora studies and features as a major concern a rigorous interrogation of "identity." Other primary themes include contributions to western civilization, from religion, music, and sports to agricultural production and medicine, as well as the way in which our understanding of the African diaspora fits into larger studies of transnational phenomena.

The Red Atlantic

The Red Atlantic
Author: Jace Weaver
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781469614380
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Release: 2014
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927

The Forgotten Diaspora

The Forgotten Diaspora
Author: Peter Mark,José da Silva Horta
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781107667464
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Release: 2013-07-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

We the Navigators

We  the Navigators
Author: David Lewis
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0824815823
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Release: 1994-05-01
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Afrofuturism 2 0

Afrofuturism 2 0
Author: Reynaldo Anderson,Charles E. Jones
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781498510516
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Release: 2015-12-16
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a member of an online forum, along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting that “AfroFuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe analysis, criticism and cultural production that addresses the intersections between race and technology.” Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness represents a transition from previous ideas related to afrofuturism that were formed in the late 20th century around issues of the digital divide, music and literature. Afrofuturism 2.0 expands and broadens the discussion around the concept to include religion, architecture, communications, visual art, philosophy and reflects its current growth as an emerging global Pan African creative phenomenon.

Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas

Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas
Author: B. Talton,Q. Mills
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780230119949
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Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Thyroid Reset Diet

The Thyroid Reset Diet
Author: Alan Christianson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780593137062
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Release: 2021
Editor: Rodale Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.