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Author Gordon, Jacob U'Mofe, author.

Title Africa and the African diaspora in the developement of the global north : the American story / Jacob U'Mofe Gordon.

Publication Info. New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource
Series African Studies
African studies (Hauppauge, N.Y.)
African Studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Definition of Key Words and Terms -- Global North and South -- Defining African American(s) -- Development -- The Modern World -- Chapter 1 -- Africa's Gift to the Modern World: Natural Resources and Human Capital -- Africans in Asia in Early Times -- African Early Migrations in Europe -- African Early Migrations to the Americas -- Forced Migrations of Africans: The Transatlantic Slave Trade -- Recent African "Out of Africa" Migration -- To Save the Modern World -- Chapter 2 -- African Americans in the Birth of a New Nation
Pre-Columbian Africans in the Americas -- African-American Life in Colonial America -- African Americans in the Revolutionary War -- African Americans and the Westward Expansion -- Chapter 3 -- African Americans, Capitalism, and Democracy -- Renaming University Buildings and Facilities -- From Slavery and Capitalism to Freedom and Democracy -- Freedom -- Chapter 4 -- African Americans in the Music Entertainment Industry and Sports -- Impact of African American Music -- African Americans in the Sports Industry -- Chapter 5 -- African Americans in American Military Engagements
The Red-Letter Day in American Military History -- Selected Important Data in American Armed Forces -- Chapter 6 -- African Americans in National Security and the International Arena -- Problems of Definition -- African Americans in the International Affairs Arena -- Selected African American Pioneers in American Foreign Service -- Selected Notables -- Major African American NGOs Influencing American Foreign Policy -- Chapter 7 -- Global Africa and the Steam Factor -- The African Background -- Summary of the History of Science and Technology in Africa
African Americans in the Technology and Engineering Industries -- African and African American Art -- The Performing Arts -- The Atlanta Film Studios -- The Harlem Renaissance -- Chapter 8 -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities in American Higher Education -- The Impact of HBCUs -- Chapter 9 -- The Civil Rights Movement: Toward a More Perfect Union -- Civil Rights Leadership -- Civil Rights Movement Strategies -- Impact of the Civil Rights Movement -- Chapter 10 -- The African Presence in the Global North: Retrospective and Prospective Analysis -- The State of African Americans
Perspectives on African American Prospect -- Imperative 1: Voting Rights (Civil Rights) -- Imperative 2: Education -- Imperative 3: Health -- Imperative 4: Economics -- Jobs -- Imperative 5: Housing -- Home Ownership -- Bibliographical References -- Appendix 1. Selected Destinations for African American History and Culture -- Appendix 2. Flyer: Black Civilizations of Ancient America (Muu-Lan), Mexico (Xi) -- Appendix 3. Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery November 21, 2019 -- Author's Contact Information -- Index -- Blank Page
Summary "This book examines the impact of "out of Africa" migrations on the development of the Global North. The current body of research on the history of human migrations has documented the African global presence from ancient times to the present. Yet the impact of the African migrations, voluntary or forced, on the development of the Modern World, especially the Global North, has either been neglected, ignored or distorted in historical accounts. It is now common knowledge that Africa has most of the world's natural resources, primarily for exports. These resources include gold, diamond, copper, oil and natural gas, iron ore, aluminum, uranium, phosphate, etc. It is equally important to note that available data have also documented Africa's exports of its human capital for the development of the modern world, especially the Global North. In filling this gap in the literature, this volume focuses on the United States of America, the most powerful nation in the Global North, for an in-depth study. It is hypothesized in this study that Africans and peoples of African descent were central to the development and growth of the United States from its beginnings to the present. The study depends primarily on culturally relevant Historiographical method. A major distinguished feature of this volume is its Afrocentric multidisciplinary approach while relying heavily on the discipline of History. The concluding chapter draws on multiple sources in summarizing the contributions and the impact of Africa and peoples of African descent in the American Experience as a major part of the Global North. It probes current trends and trajectories in African American Studies; African American Quality of Life; the future role of Africa and the African Diaspora in American life and the Global North."-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Black people -- History.
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History.
Civilization, Western -- African influences.
Civilization, Western -- African influences
Slavery -- Economic aspects
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gordon, Jacob U'Mofe. Africa and the African Diaspora in the Development of the Global North: the American Story. New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, ©2020 9781536177008
ISBN 1536177016 (electronic book)
9781536177015 (electronic bk.)