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The Ethiopian Experiment

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Point Four projects began in Ethiopia in May of 1952 and continued until the creation of USAID. Joint funds created agricultural schools, public health training centers, and a handicraft school. ... More


Strategic Ethiopia

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

World War II changed Ethiopia’s place in the world, making it suddenly valuable to the larger powers in a way that it had never been in the past. Haile Selassie used this to his advantage, working ... More


The Empire of Haile Selassie, c.1900–74

Richard J. Reid

in Frontiers of Violence in North-East Africa: Genealogies of Conflict since c.1800

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211883
eISBN:
9780191725135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211883.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter offers an examination of the imperial order created by Menelik and maintained for more than half a century by Haile Selassie. As in the nineteenth century, this was an empire defined by ... More


Christianity and the King, Marriage and Marijuana

Erin C. MacLeod

in Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479882243
eISBN:
9781479890996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882243.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to stories that Ethiopians tell about Rastafari, analyzing these perceptions and presumptions, and situating them within the context of the history and religion of Ethiopia. From a ... More


Dread Uprising: The Emergence of Rastafari

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The emergence of Rastafari in Jamaica in the early 1930s must be viewed in the historical and social context of economic deprivation, political marginalization, and cultural alienation of masses of ... More


Messianism, between past and future

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Through a rereading of the Bible and the identification to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Rastafari sets up a religious construction of the origin, accompanied by a transmission of the past of slavery. ... More


Introduction: The American Answer

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In 1949, the U.S. House of Representatives opened hearings H.R. 5615, the “International Technical Cooperation Act of 1949.” While discussing the specific act, which had grown out of Truman’s ... More


Without Vision the People Perish: The Divine, Regal, and Noble Afrikan Nation

Monique A. Bedasse

in Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter begins in Jamaica where Rastafarians formulated the philosophy that sent them in search of Africa. It demonstrates Rastafari’s internal complexity by examining all facets of the ... More


The Lion of Judah

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the autumn of 1955, at the age of twenty-four, Phillippa went to the African continent for the first time. ANTA had also agreed to sponsor her concerts in Cairo and Addis Ababa, where she ... More


Suite Africaine

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0022
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From London, Philippa went to Istanbul and Beirut to give a series of concerts and meet old friends. Then, by personal invitation, Philippa proceeded to Addis Baba to see Haile Selassie, who had ... More


Background

Ian Campbell

in The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter points out similarities between Ethiopian and Roman empires in terms of their history, in particular the adoption by both empires of Christianity as state religion in the 4th century, ... More


Reggae and Rastafari: A short history

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Reggae music is seldom analysed without a reference to the Rastafari movement, the founding event of which was the coronation of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, which took place on November 2, ... More


Black Power Forty Years On (2014)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The Caribbean Black Power was basically a movement for radical change of the Caribbean social and economic system. This chapter shows how the Caribbean Black Power was rooted in indigenous movements ... More


The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame

Ian Campbell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190674724
eISBN:
9780190943172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674724.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

On Friday 19th February 1937, following an abortive attack by a handful of insurgents on Mussolini's High Command in the Italian-occupied nation state of Ethiopia, 'repression squads' of armed ... More


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