Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-7425-6729-0 • Hardback • November 2009 • $118.00 • (£91.00)
978-0-7425-6730-6 • Paperback • November 2009 • $42.00 • (£32.00)
978-0-7425-6731-3 • eBook • October 2009 • $39.50 • (£30.00)
Beatriz G. Mamigonian is professor of history at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. Karen Racine is associate professor of Latin American history at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Introduction: People in the Making of the Black Atlantic
Chapter 1: Alonso de Illescas (1530s–1580s): African, Ladino, and Maroon Leader in Colonial Ecuador
Chapter 2: Gregoria López (1680s): A Mexican Mulata Defends Her Honor
Chapter 3: Philip Quaque (1741–1816): African Anglican Missionary on the Gold Coast
Chapter 4: Harry Washington (1760s–1790s): A Founding Father's Slave
Chapter 5: Rufino José Maria (1820s–1850s): A Muslim in the Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Slave Trade Circuit
Chapter 6: Buenaventura Lucumí (1820s–1872): African Slave, Head of a Household, and Lottery Winner in Cuba
Chapter 7: Blaise Diagne (1872–1934): Senegal's Deputy to the French National Assembly
Chapter 8: Phyllis Ann Edmeade (1920s): Caribbean Migrant Worker Deported from the United States
Chapter 9: C. L. R. James (1901–1989): The Black Jacobin
Chapter 10: Robert Robinson (1930s): Celebrity Worker in the USSR
Chapter 11: Vicente Ferreira Pastinha (1889–1981): The "Angolan" Tradition of Capoeira
Chapter 12: Malcolm X (1925–1965): A Pan-African Revolutionary
Chapter 13: Romare Bearden (1911-1988): Artist, Intellectual, Activist
Suggested Readings by Topic
Selected Filmography on the Black Atlantic
This wonderful addition to the growing scholarship attempts, quite successfully, to add a human face to the black Atlantic. A topical bibliography and a filmography provide instructors and students alike a guide for further research. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews
This is the richest and most scholarly collection of individual narratives shaped by the African diaspora since Philip Curtin's Africa Remembered of more than forty years ago. These thirteen biographies span four centuries and offer a compellingly diverse range of the black Atlantic experience. Essential reading for all historians of the Atlantic World.
— David Eltis, Emory University
Indispensable for anyone interested in Black Atlantic history. Through well-researched and well-written biographies, the authors move beyond Eurocentric approaches to the past by showing the central role of Africans and their Afro-American descendants in the making of the early modern and modern Atlantic World.
— Walter Hawthorne, Michigan State University
Uses the perspective of individuals to explore key themes in Black Atlantic history
Considers enslavement, racial discrimination, and African cultures from an Atlantic perspective
Presents the life histories of little-known along with prominent characters, based on extensive archival and bibliographic research
Covers North America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Europe