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From Overseas Territory to Member State: Constitution and Conflict, 1958

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter begins by considering Léopold Sédar Senghor's argument that French West Africans should unite in a “primary federation” that would in turn be part of a confederation of equal nations, ... More


Slaves and Secrets

Paul Christopher Johnson

in Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Presents conceptions of secrecy West Africans brought with them to Brazil: the interpretive separation of superficial appearance from “deep knowledge,” the face presented in public (ori ode) versus ... More


Introduction: The Newest African Americans?

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book chronicles the experiences of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last four decades. Drawing on field work and oral histories of ... More


West Africa and West Africans: Imagined Communities in Africa and the Diaspora

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the trajectory of West African immigrants' experience in the United States by focusing on the complexities of their premigration history. It begins by tracing the precolonial ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1957, Ghana gained independence, completing its rapid political progress from a British colony to one of the first African nations to secure its freedom from European rule. For British ... More


Occupational Detour: New Paths to Making a Living

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the different approaches and outcomes that shape the West African immigrant employment experience in America. In particular, it analyzes the kinds of occupations performed by ... More


Young, Gifted, and West African: Transnational Migrants Growing Up in America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the success of young West African immigrants and refugees as well as the 1.5 and second generations in the United States. It begins with an overview of the “student-immigrant” ... More


African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the ... More


More Than Black: Resistance and Rapprochement

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contentious relationship between West African immigrants and African Americans. West Africans, like other black immigrants, have adapted and assimilated in three main ... More


The Ewe Question: Origins and Impact, 1945–1949

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The new post-war commitment of Colonial Offices in France and Britain to economic development and social welfare emerged alongside a growing African interest in political and constitutional change. ... More


West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

George Worlasi Kwasi Dor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. Since its inception in 1964 at both UCLA and ... More


The Script: “Africa was but a blank canvas for Europe’s imagination”

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European and American travel journals to reveal the manner in which they portrayed West Africans in order to create the moral and social ... More


Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Michael K. Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of select texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for ... More


Transnational Ties/Translocal Connections: Traversing Nations, Cities, and Cultures

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how transnationalism emerged as a vital component of West African immigrants' everyday life in the United States. More specifically, it considers how West Africans ... More


Wartime hospitality and the colour bar

John Belchem

in Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The ‘peaceful invasion’ of refugees and allies during the Second World War included significant numbers of ‘coloured’ colonials responding to the needs of the merchant marine, munitions factories and ... More


Introduction

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From the earliest incursions into the Americas by Spanish explorers to the California Gold Rush and to the Oklahoma land rush, African Americans have been present at every frontier and have been ... More


Capturing a Niche: The West African Enclave Economy

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

in African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of a West African enclave economy in America. In particular, it considers how entrepreneurship and self-employment became the most conspicuous marker of the West ... More


Recent Developments

Peter N. Davies

in The Trade Makers: Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128893
eISBN:
9781786944757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the underlying and long-term effects of the Second World War on the future of Elder Dempster and its relationship with West Africa. It focuses on the political and economic ... More


Sacred/Secular Influences: The Reinvention of West African Àsé in Brazil

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ancestral origins of the religious context of West African àsé and how it has been reinvented, negotiated, altered, secularized, and accommodated in Brazilian culture as ... More


A False Dawn and Terminal Decline

Peter N. Davies

in The Trade Makers: Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780968128893
eISBN:
9781786944757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.003.0016
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter evaluates the accuracy of the previous forecasts and predictions made in 1972. It assesses Elder Dempster’s successes and failures whilst taking into consideration the changing ... More


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