And The Founding Of The First African Republic

by John Seh David



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491734230
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491734247

About the Book

Most historical narratives about Africans in America begin with Jamestown, Virginia, where enslaved Angolans were sold in 1619. However, this book commences with blacks as explorers in the Americas before Christopher Columbus arrival. The point here is to demonstrate that slavery robbed Africa of its heritage and impoverished the continent.

Once Africans landed in America as slaves, state laws denied them civil rights and humane treatment. The hopelessness, brutalization, and alienation of blacks aroused the conscientiousness of humanitarian groups to seek the repatriation of freed men to their ancestry homeland in Africa, away from Anglo Americans. This became a risky rescue mission, which put the ACS in direct opposition with anti-colonizationists. This book highlights the complicity of the precarious endeavor and the founding of the first African Republic on the continent.

About the Author

Author John S. David holds a PhD in higher education from the University of North Texas. He is currently on staff at Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas. He is also a lecturer of Diversity Leadership in Higher Education at Central Washington University via Distance Learning Program.