Reversing Sail

Reversing Sail
Author: Michael A. Gomez
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0521001358
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Release: 2005
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

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
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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Warfare in African History

Warfare in African History
Author: Richard J. Reid
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780521195102
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Release: 2012-04-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the role of war in shaping the African state, society, and economy by tracing shifts in the culture and practice of war.

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.

Britain France and the Decolonization of Africa

Britain  France and the Decolonization of Africa
Author: Andrew W.M. Smith,Chris Jeppesen
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781911307747
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Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: UCL Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after 1945. Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the contributors together explore the crucial historical moments in which change was negotiated, compromises were made, and debates were staged. Three core themes guide the analysis: development, contingency and entanglement. The chapters consider the ways in which decolonization was governed and moderated by concerns about development and profit. A complementary focus on contingency allows deeper consideration of how colonial powers planned for ‘colonial futures’, and how divergent voices greeted the end of empire. Thinking about entanglements likewise stresses both the connections that existed between the British and French empires in Africa, and those that endured beyond the formal transfer of power.

Sweetness and Power

Sweetness and Power
Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101666647
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Release: 1986-08-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle

Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad

Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad
Author: Michael A. Gomez,Michael Gomez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 052152847X
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Release: 2002-07-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook.

Rebels and Runaways

Rebels and Runaways
Author: Larry E. Rivers
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780252036910
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Release: 2012
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Ouidah

Ouidah
Author: Robin Law
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780821445525
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Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Ohio University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ouidah, an African town in the Republic of Benin, was the principal precolonial commercial center of its region and the second-most-important town of the Dahomey kingdom. It served as a major outlet for the transatlantic slave trade. Between the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries, Ouidah was the most important embarkation point for slaves in the region of West Africa known to outsiders as the Slave Coast. This is the first detailed study of the town’s history and of its role in the Atlantic slave trade. Ouidah is a well-documented case study of precolonial urbanism, of the evolution of a merchant community, and in particular of the growth of a group of private traders whose relations with the Dahomian monarchy grew increasingly problematic over time.

Sink Into Sleep

Sink Into Sleep
Author: Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781936303380
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Release: 2012-11-17
Editor: Demos Medical Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

" Based on decades of research, it is now known that the most effective program for the reversal of chronic insomnia is called ""Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia"" or CBT-I. However, this treatment is rarely available to the general public as CBT-I is usually only offered by specially-trained psychologists or as part of research studies. People using CBTI report improved sleep, often in as little as 2-3 weeks and maintain good sleep for years. Sink into Sleep breaks CBT-I down into a step-by-step, easy format, allowing the reader to follow the same effective program that patients in the clinic do. Although Sink into Sleep is anchored in the science of sleep, the tone of the writing is reassuring and encouraging filled with first person accounts and easy to use worksheets. Much, Much More Than a Workbook, Sink Into Sleep features: A chapter focused on men (often ignored by insomnia books) A chapter focused on women and their special sleep needs A chapter focused on sleep and medical conditions A chapter focused on sleep and anxiety or depression A chapter on the pros and cons of sleep medication An effective step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) "

Ulysses Sail

Ulysses  Sail
Author: Mary W. Helms
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781400859542
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Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What do long-distance travelers gain from their voyages, especially when faraway lands are regarded as the source of esoteric knowledge? Mary Helms explains how various cultures interpret space and distance in cosmological terms, and why they associate political power with information about strange places, peoples, and things. She assesses the diverse goals of travelers, be they Hindu pilgrims in India, Islamic scholars of West Africa, Navajo traders, or Tlingit chiefs, and discusses the most extensive experience of long-distance contact on record--that between Europeans and native peoples--and the clash of cultures that arose from conflicting expectations about the "faraway.". The author describes her work as "especially concerned with the political and ideological contexts or auras within which long-distance interests and activities may be conducted ... Not only exotic materials but also intangible knowledge of distant realms and regions can be politically valuable `goods,' both for those who have endured the perils of travel and for those sedentary homebodies who are able to acquire such knowledge by indirect means and use it for political advantage." Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Avengers of the New World

Avengers of the New World
Author: Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780674034365
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.

The Black Speculative Arts Movement

The Black Speculative Arts Movement
Author: Reynaldo Anderson,Clinton R. Fluker
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781498510547
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Release: 2019-11-13
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
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.

The Book of Ceremonial Magic

The Book of Ceremonial Magic
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781613101988
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Release: 1961
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE ordinary fields of psychological inquiry, largely in possession of the pathologist, are fringed by a borderland of occult and dubious experiment into which pathologists may occasionally venture, but it is left for the most part to unchartered explorers. Beyond these fields and this borderland there lies the legendary wonder-world of Theurgy, so called, of Magic and Sorcery, a world of fascination or terror, as the mind which regards it is tempered, but in either case the antithesis of admitted possibility. There all paradoxes seem to obtain actually, contradictions coexist logically, the effect is greater than the cause and the shadow more than the substance. Therein the visible melts into the unseen, the invisible is manifested openly, motion from place to place is accomplished without traversing the intervening distance, matter passes through matter. There two straight lines may enclose a space; space has a fourth dimension, and untrodden fields beyond it; without metaphor and without evasion, the circle is mathematically squared. There life is prolonged, youth renewed, physical immortality secured. There earth becomes gold, and gold earth. There words and wishes possess creative power, thoughts are things, desire realises its object. There, also, the dead live and the hierarchies of extra-mundane intelligence are within easy communication, and become ministers orÊtormentors, guides or destroyers, of man. There the Law of Continuity is suspended by the interference of the higher Law of Fantasia. But, unhappily, this domain of enchantment is in all respects comparable to the gold of Faerie, which is presumably its medium of exchange. It cannot withstand daylight, the test of the human eye, or the scale of reason. When these are applied, its paradox becomes an anticlimax, its antithesis ludicrous; its contradictions are without genius; its mathematical marvels end in a verbal quibble; its elixirs fail even as purges; its transmutations do not need exposure at the assayer's hands; its marvel-working words prove barbarous mutilations of dead languages, and are impotent from the moment that they are understood; departed friends, and even planetary intelligences, must not be seized by the skirts, for they are apt to desert their draperies, and these are not like the mantle of Elijah.

Tradition and the Black Atlantic

Tradition and the Black Atlantic
Author: Henry Louis Gates
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780465022632
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Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Tradition and the Black Atlantic is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline's roots and role in contemporary thought. In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Gates leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of anticolonialist thought: the unlikely figure of Edmund Burke. Throughout Tradition and the Black Atlantic, Gates shows that the culture wars have presented us with a surfeit of either/ors—tradition versus modernity; Eurocentrism versus Afrocentricism. Pointing us away from these facile dichotomies, Gates deftly combines rigorous scholarship with humor, looking back to the roots of cultural studies in order to map out its future course.