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Congregations and the Color Line (1600–1940)

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152159
eISBN:
9780199849659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

North America first experienced a great human tragedy when people of African descent were dragged away from their homes and forced in large numbers on to ships to become slaves. Although several ... More


The African Diaspora

A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, Jessica Henderson-Daniel, and G. Rita Dudley-Grant

in Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143904
eISBN:
9780199848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143904.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on people of color in America who are descendants of African slaves brought to America and are not primarily considered part of another ethnic group. Usually identified by their ... More


Remembering the Family

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Because those who are of African descent are at times considered somehow as outcasts in society, and because this line of thinking has become hegemonic over other Americans, African Americans are ... More


“Are You a Black American?”: Race and the Politics of African-Diaspora Interactions

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cultural and political terrain of contemporary urban Ghanaian interactions with people of African descent from the diaspora. It argues that such interactions are mediated by ... More


The Racial Imperative: Rereading Hawai‘i’s History and Black-Hawaiian Relations through the Perspective of Black Residents

Nitasha Tamar Sharma

in Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824869885
eISBN:
9780824877859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In line with the broader mission of this collection, this essay highlights race as central to group dynamics and contemporary life in Hawai‘i. It analyzes how race comingles with indigeneity through ... More


We Were Negroes Then: Political Programs, Landownership, and Black Racial Coalescence, 1904–1916

David A. Chang

in The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833650
eISBN:
9781469604398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895764_chang.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter considers how, in a context of Jim Crow, disenfranchisement, and deepening economic inequality, African Americans and Creeks of African descent, who had long been suspicious of each ... More


Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Stephen Selka

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031712
eISBN:
9780813039572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031712.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Brazilians of African descent draw upon both Christian and African diasporic religions to construct their racial identities in a variety of intriguing ways. Focusing on the Recôncavo region of ... More


Alternative Identities, Emergent Politics

Stephen Selka

in Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031712
eISBN:
9780813039572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031712.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Much of the discourse on Afro-Brazilian identity is pegged on Candomblé although the religion is not evenly practiced in Afro-Brazilian communities. Debates on syncretism, double belonging, and ... More


Introduction

Stephen Selka

in Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031712
eISBN:
9780813039572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031712.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book focuses on Brazilians of African descent. Focus is particularly directed on their Catholicism and their influences from African-derived religions in constructing their racial identities. ... More


Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Tanya Marie Golash-Boza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035741
eISBN:
9780813038490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035741.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book addresses what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than 80 interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this study ... More


The Color Line, the Melting Pot, and the Stomach

Greg Carter

in The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores African American leaders' articulations on the meaning of race that brought together everyone of African descent, and unified a diverse set of people. In particular, W. E. B. Du ... More


From Sail to Steam

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reviews the use of steam power at sea. The engine had recently been utilised as supplementary to sails. The start of steam-driven vessels had significant implications for seafarers of ... More


Black Identities and the Second Generation: Afro-Caribbeans in Britain and the United States

Nancy Foner

in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707425
eISBN:
9780814705384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707425.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter compares second-generation Afro-Caribbeans in London and New York. This comparison invokes an issue that is also raised in Chapter 10: the role of a large African-descent native ... More


Owning So as Not to Be Owned

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the efforts of free people of African descent to acquire and accumulate property as well as to use the laws and court system to protect their property rights. While Louisiana's ... More


5 Owning So as Not to Be Owned

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the efforts of free people of African descent to acquire and accumulate property as well as to use the laws and court system to protect their property rights. While Louisiana's ... More


Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Bettina Ng'weno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

People of African descent living in the Colombian Andes had long been struggling, as peasants and workers, for political participation and equal citizenship. When the 1991 Colombian Constitution ... More


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