Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History by Richard M. Juang, Noelle Morrissette

By Richard M. Juang, Noelle Morrissette

Starting from the fifteenth century to the current, Africa and the Americas: tradition, Politics, and heritage explores the numerous methods Africa and African peoples have formed the cultural lifetime of the Americas—and how, in flip, existence within the Americas reverberates in Africa.This groundbreaking three-volume encyclopedia deals 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries on African heritage, international locations, and peoples plus African-influenced points of existence within the Americas. It additionally good points authoritative introductory essays on historical past, tradition and faith, demography, diplomacy, economics and alternate, and humanities and literature. In doing so, it lines the complicated and non-stop stream of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering results of colonialism and the slave exchange, and the the most important problems with cultural retention and variation which are necessary to our knowing of the results of globalization.

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It is renamed the Caribbean Commission in 1946. The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is implemented on December 14. 1947 The Voice of America gives its first European broadcast via BBC transmitters. The Allies launch Operation Torch to free French Northwest Africa from Axis occupation. 1943 Major league baseball in the United States becomes racially integrated. 1948 The American Forces Network (AFN) begins broadcasting to American troops stationed in Europe, giving many Britons their first taste of American jazz and blues music.

Muhammad Ahmad proclaims himself Al Mahdi al Muntazar and raises an army known as the Ansar to throw off the rule of the Ottoman Egyptians in present-day Sudan. The mahdi will become an eschatological figure who influences Islamist thought, including that of Osama bin Laden. 1890 The Baring Crisis, in which Argentina defaults on major British loans, is resolved through renegotiation rather than British military pressure, marking a shift in British-Argentine relations. 1891 Civil War erupts in Chile, where the activities of John T.

The first program of Caribbean Voices, operated by the BBC from London, is broadcast on March 11. When broadcasting ceases in 1958, many of the hitherto unknown talents—including V. S.

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