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Author Sidbury, James.

Title Becoming African in America : race and nation in the early Black Atlantic / James Sidbury
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary James Sidbury reveals how African identity emerged in the late 18th century Atlantic world, tracing the development of 'African' from a degrading term connoting savage people, to a word that was a source of pride and unity for the diverse victims of the Atlantic slave trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Black nationalism -- History.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Antislavery movements -- History -- 18th century.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199789009 ebook