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By Alton Hornsby Jr.

ISBN-10: 0631230661

ISBN-13: 9780631230663

A spouse to African American heritage is a suite of unique and authoritative essays prepared thematically and topically, protecting quite a lot of matters from the 17th century to the current day.

  • Analyzes the foremost assets and the main influential books and articles within the box
  • Includes discussions of globalization, sector, migration, gender, type and social forces that make up the large cultural cloth of African American heritage

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For these people, our contemporary “barriers of colour and race and language . . were absolutely unknown in the Roman world” (Collingwood 1923: 13–16, 20–1). The cultural and physical interaction that defined the Roman world, and a cosmopolitan Roman identity, rested in large part on the Roman military and its auxilii. “Maures” (“Moors”), “Numidians,” “Ethiopians,” “Blemmyes,” “Troglodytes,” “Egyptians,” “Libyans,” “Nobadae,” “Africans,” and so on, served Roman interests in Britain for three centuries or more (Jones 1964: 611; Edwards 1990: 2).

These acquired great influence among landlord groups, so much so that they were able to gain control over local rulers, mediate conflict between groups, protect trade routes from warfare and brigandage, and otherwise promote the interests of Mande traders and settlers, their families, and affiliated groups. Thus, Joseph Harris (1998) observes that long before Europeans arrived, West African societies were linked by extensive and growing trading patterns that connected areas from the Atlantic to Lake Chad and from the Gulf of Guinea to the Sahara.

Within such a context, it is possible to construct an argument that ACTC02 23 22/09/2005, 5:34 PM 24 maghan keita focuses on race and the writing of history (Keita 2000a; 2002), and that argument might be illustrated by interrogating historical sources, and implicitly the histories constructed around them, in relation to the question of Africans in Europe through the opening of the “Columbian” Age. Both Allison Blakely and Gretchen Gerzina have spoken of the difficulties of such a task (Blakely 1986, 1993; 1997: 1: 11–13; Gerzina 1995; 1997: 15–17; Miller 1985).

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