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Africa and the Americas [3 volumes]: Culture, Politics, and History - Transatlantic Relations (Hardback)
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Africa and the Americas [3 volumes]: Culture, Politics, and History - Transatlantic Relations (Hardback)

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Hardback 1215 Pages / Published: 12/03/2008
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This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa.


* Over 100 expert contributors-a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines

* A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851094417
Number of pages: 1215
Weight: 3130 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 93 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a thought-provoking resource that will be of interest to general readers as well as students high school age and above." - Book News
"Offering a good overview for anyone interested in learning more about this long, complex relationship, it will be attractive to many for its comprehensive coverage . . . Recommended." - Choice
"[T]his set is recommended for users in academic and large public libraries." - Booklist
"Emphasizing that one in five people in the Western Hemisphere are of African descent, this 3-volume, A to Z reference set spans from the 15th century to the present. It reminds readers that powerful social, economic and ecological forces crisscross the Atlantic, Africa and the Americas. It describes how Africa and African peoples have shaped the Americas and how life and issues in the Americas influence life and issues in Africa. Volume 1 offers a detailed chronology as well as introductory essays on: Culture and Religion, Economics and Trade; Arts, Literature, and Sports; Demography, Diaspora, and International Relations. Articles range widely in focus from Women in Hip Hop, to the Tuskegee Airmen, to Rice in the African Diaspora, to Hutu, to African American Islam. This set will be useful for programs with a focus on African and African-American history and globalization. Recommended." - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
"For an encyclopedic treatment of all aspects of the African influence in the Americas, Africa and the Americas is the only encyclopedia available. Recommended for large academic and public libraries." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This set will be helpful to researchers." - School Library Journal

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