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The Book They Came Before Columbus
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date1976
Genre America
Pages 288
ISBN UOM:39015021647352
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Explorers' diaries and journals, carbon-14-dated sculptures, Arab documents and maps, and dated skeletons provide evidence for the pre-Columbia n presence in the Americas of black men and their influence on the Olmec, Mayan , and Aztec civilizations


The Book Encyclopedia of Black Studies
The Author Molefi Kete Asante
The Publisher SAGE
Release Date2005
Genre Social Science
Pages 531
ISBN 076192762X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Articles presents an analysis of the key individuals, events, and issues that are important to African Americans.


The Book Paracritical Hinge
The Author Nathaniel Mackey
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date2005-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 382
ISBN 0299204049
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Paracritical Hinge is a collection of varied yet interrelated pieces highlighting Nathaniel Mackey’s multifaceted work as writer and critic. It embraces topics ranging from Walt Whitman’s interest in phrenology to the marginalization of African American experiential writing; from Kamau Brathwaite’s "calibanistic" language practices to García Lorca’s flamenco aesthetic of duende and its continuing repercussions; from H.D.’s desert measure and coastal way of knowing to the altered spatial disposition of Miles Davis’s trumpet sound; from Robert Duncan’s Vietnam War poetry to the emancipatory potential of collaborative practices; from serial poetics to diasporic syncretism; from the lyric poem’s present-day predicaments to gnosticism. Offering illuminating commentary on these and other artists including Amiri Baraka, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Wilson Harris, Jack Spicer, John Coltrane, Jay Wright, and Bob Kaufman, Paracritical Hinge also sheds light on Mackey’s own work as a poet, fiction writer, and editor.


The Book THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS ILL
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ISBN OCLC:969039164
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Lies My Teacher Told Me
The Author James W. Loewen
The Publisher The New Press
Release Date2008-04-08
Genre Education
Pages 444
ISBN 9781595586537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and to sell over half a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the Mai Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This 10th anniversary edition features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.


The Book Blacks in America Before Columbus
The Author Aylmer von Fleischer
The Publisher Aylmer von Fleischer
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Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Christopher Columbus was not the first person to 'discover' the Americas. Several other peoples had already been there, including the Chinese, Norwegians, Japanese, the Vikings and Romans. This work, however, proves that Blacks were the first peoples in the Americas. Those who have a copy of 'Retake Your Fame' need not buy this book.


The Book
The Author Марко Поло
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2017-09-05
Genre Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN 9785457763586
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Кто совершил больше всего географических открытий? Кочевники? Завоеватели?Нет – купцы!Движимые жаждой наживы, они преодолевали бесчисленные препятствия и опасности и пролагали новые пути в далекие земли. Не все сумели разбогатеть во время своих путешествий, некоторые навсегда осели в чужих странах, многие погибли, не каждый из воротившихся сумел рассказать о заморских чудесных краях, большинство из этих рассказов не были записаны или навсегда утрачены... Но зато некоторые!..Венецианский торговец Марко Поло (1254—1324) оказался избранником судьбы. Он не только прожил очень долгую жизнь – ведь по меркам рубежа XIII и XIV веков 70 лет – это долгожитель, – но жизнь невероятно яркую и захватывающую. В те времена средний европеец жил в среднем не более 30—35 лет и в большинстве случаев не покидал места, где родился.Марко Поло юношей оставил родную Венецию, чтобы вернуться в нее сорокалетним. Кораблями и в повозках, на лошадях и верблюдах, через Ближний Восток, Месопотамию, Персию, Памир и Кашгарию он с отцом и дядей добрался до Ханбалыка (Пекина), стал доверенным лицом, кем-то вроде ревизора, арбитра и посла по особым поручениям, при дворе внука Чингисхана, завоевателя Китая и основателя юаньской династии, Великого хана монголов Хубилая. В течение 17 лет, выполняя многочисленные поручения своего высокого покровителя, Марко Поло изъездил всю восточную Азию – и наконец, в 1295 году, через почти четверть века после отплытия, вернулся в родную Венецию.Он еще переживет не одно приключение, попадет в плен к генуэзцам (Генуя постоянно соперничала и часто воевала с Венецией), и вот там-то, в плену, его товарищ по несчастью и автор рыцарских романов пизанец Рустикелло запишет рассказы своего сокамерника, которые навсегда войдут в золотой фонд документальной приключенческой литературы.Из этой книги многие европейцы впервые узнали о странах Востока, их природных богатствах и технических достижениях: бумажных деньгах, печатной доске, саговой пальме, компасе и векселе, а также о каменном угле и местонахождении вожделенных пряностей. Написанная живым и ясным языком, «Книга» Марко Поло стала настольной для многих выдающихся путешественников эпохи Великих географических открытий. Именно она вдохновила Христофора Колумба открыть Америку.В конце концов поиски путей приобретения пряностей в обход арабской торговой монополии привели к переделу мира и исчезновению многих белых пятен на карте, а книга о путешествиях Марко Поло стала одним из немногих изданий, которые повлияли на ход всемирной истории.Электронная публикация включает все тексты бумажной книги Марко Поло и базовый иллюстративный материал. Но для истинных ценителей эксклюзивных изданий мы предлагаем подарочную классическую книгу. Издание богато иллюстрировано и рассчитано на всех, кто интересуется заморской экзотикой, но при этом требует достоверности: рассказы Марко Поло, при всей их невероятности, – не сказка, а быль. Хотя, конечно, в книге хватает и совершенно фантастических иллюстраций, но они тоже неотъемлемая часть всемирной истории географических открытий. Это издание, как и все книги серии «Великие путешествия», напечатано на прекрасной офсетной бумаге и элегантно оформлено. Издания серии будут украшением любой, даже самой изысканной библиотеки, станут прекрасным подарком как юным читателям, так и взыскательным библиофилам.


The Book The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia
The Author Silvio A. Beding
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2016-02-08
Genre History
Pages 787
ISBN 9781349125739
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The European discovery of the Americas in 1492 was one of the most important events of the Renaissance, and with it Christopher Columbus changed the course of world history. Now, five hundred years later, this 2-volume reference work will chart new courses in the study and understanding of Columbus and the Age of Discovery. Much more than an account of the man and his voyages, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia is a complete A-Z look at the world during this momentous era. In two volumes, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia contains more than 350 signed original articles ranging from 250 to more than 10,000 words, written by nearly 150 contributors from around the world. The work includes cross-references, bibliographies for each article, and a comprehensive index. The work is fully illustrated, with hundreds of maps, drawings and photographs.


The Book Ancient AFRICAN History A Journey Highlighting Africa s Past
The Author Sedrick Sims
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2009-09-24
Genre
Pages 117
ISBN 9780557096947
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A selective journey into Africa's often untold rich history.


The Book Early America Revisited
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date1998
Genre History
Pages 209
ISBN 0765804638
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima's classic work, They Came Before Columbus. The book makes a carefully balanced case for an African presence in America before Columbus' voyages. At the same time, the work in no way denies the importance of the Columbus voyages for opening up the New World to Europe, and hence changing the economic and political map of the world for all time. Van Sertima's critical cutting edge is that there is an anthropological and ethnographic dimension to the process of discovery, one in which black Africans of non-European origins played a central role. He marshals literary and pictorial evidence and shows its authenticity to be beyond question. The impact of these early discoveries is of far more than historical interest. They serve as a basis to examine anew the study of culture contacts between civilizations, and in so doing, offer a serious base to a multifaceted re-examination of earlier hypotheses of influences in both directions. Early America Revisited provides anthropological evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America. It is also the study of how two peoples and cultures can lead to cross-fertilization. The borrowing of artifacts and ideas does not mean that the outsider is superior to the native, or that indigenous cultures are insignificant. Van Sertima contends that such relationships can be unpleasant as well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensual. But, whatever the character of the interaction, its very existence merits awareness. This book is likely to engender disputes and disagreements. But there is no question that it will enrich the study of a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to anthropology, and result in profound changes in the reordering of historical priorities and pedagogy. It should be of wide interest to social scientists, historians, and all those for whom the question of race and culture is a central facet of their own work and lives. Jacqueline L. Patten Van Sertima, who is responsible for the photographic materials in this volume, has had her work exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the National Urban League, Columbia University, and many galleries across the country. Her publications include The Black Photographers Annual and Black Photographers.


The Book Black Heritage Sites
The Author Nancy C. Curtis
The Publisher American Library Association
Release Date1996
Genre Social Science
Pages 677
ISBN 0838906435
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists historic sites related to African American history, organized geographically, and discusses the significance of each site


The Book Carved In Stone A Conversation with Our Ancestors
The Author William Everett
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9780557818259
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Guyanese Achievers USA Canada
The Author Vidur Dindayal
The Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date2011
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 603
ISBN 9781426958618
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Guyanese Achievers, USA and Canada" is the result of collaboration between Vidur Dindayal and the Guyanese diaspora, who shared with him its recommendations on whom to identify as examples of achievement. This volume chronicles Guyanese people who reflect their nation's rich multi-ethnic heritage. These people demonstrate that Guyanese have been successful in North America for a long time. For example, Sir James Douglas became the governor of the colony of Vancouver Island and later the colony of British Columbia in the 1850s. Today, he is considered the "father of British Columbia." For Guyanese, he is Guyana's "first gift to Canada." A statue of Sir James Douglas was unveiled in 2008 at his birthplace in Belmont, Mahaica. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the list of Guyanese who have been gifts to the United States and Canada is impressive. "Guyanese Achievers, USA and Canada" celebrates the academics, actors, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, and others who, by demonstrating inventiveness and persistence, have been recognized as exemplars of Guyanese achievement in North America.


The Book The World of Jazz Trumpet
The Author Scotty Barnhart
The Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date2005
Genre Music
Pages 246
ISBN 0634095277
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In The World of Jazz Trumpet - A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy, acclaimed jazz trumpet soloist Scotty Barnhart examines the political, social and musical conditions that led to the creation of jazz as America's premier art form. He traces the many factors that enabled freed slaves and their descendants to merge the blues, gospel, classical marches, and African rhythms to create a timeless and profound art that, since its inception, circa 1900, continues to have a major impact on all music. The World of Jazz Trumpet is a must-have study of the jazz trumpet for students, instructors, and professional musicians, as well as for anyone who appreciates the genre. Readers will appreciate Barnhart's personal and professional connection to a major part of American and world history. This book fills a major void in the world of jazz education as well as in general music education. With entries on 800 trumpeters, it is destined to become required reading in thousands of colleges, schools and homes around the world.


The Book Black Looks
The Author bell hooks
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2014-10-10
Genre Social Science
Pages 200
ISBN 9781317588498
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.


The Book African Immigrant Religions in America
The Author Jacob Olupona
The Publisher NYU Press
Release Date2007-05-01
Genre Religion
Pages 352
ISBN 9780814762400
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: African immigration to North America has been rapidly increasing. Yet, little has been written about this significant group of immigrants and the particular religious traditions that they are transplanting on our shores, as scholars continue largely to focus instead on immigrants from Europe and Asia. African Immigrant Religions in America focuses on new understandings and insights concerning the presence and relevance of African immigrant religious communities in the United States. It explores the profound significance of religion in the lives of immigrants and the relevance of these growing communities for U.S. social life. It describes key social and historical aspects of African immigrant religion in the U.S. and builds a conceptual framework for theory and analysis. The volume broadens our understandings of the ways in which new immigration is changing the face of Christianity in the U.S. and adds needed breadth to the study of the black church, incorporating the experiences of African immigrant religious communities in America.


The Book Egypt Revisited
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date1989-01-01
Genre History
Pages 441
ISBN 0887387993
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume represents a new departure in the examination of Egypt's place in the African context. It brings together the latest research of the 1980s on Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" in contrast to a "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization. This volume includes sections on the race and origin of the ancient Egyptians, black dynasties and rulers, Egyptian science and philosophy, and great Egyptologists. It sheds new light on neglected aspects of history. Ivan Van Sertima is professor of African studies, Rutgers University, and editor of the Journal of African Civilizations. He is the author of They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, winner of the Clarence L. Holte International Prize.


The Book Retake Your Fame
The Author Aylmer von Fleischer
The Publisher Aylmer von Fleischer
Release Date2004-09
Genre History
Pages
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Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the revised edition of this work. Many new facts have been added and others updated. Even today, there are many people who believe in the worthlessness of the black race. "What have blacks contributed to civilization?" they ask. This book helps dispel the myth of black inferiority, among other things, this book tells us that: All the major world religions had their origins in Africa. Most of the Church Fathers and Biblical Characters like St. Augustine, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were black. Several Prominent Greeks like Pythagoras studied in ancient Egypt under black priests/professors. Blacks constructed the pyramids and megalithic remains like Stonehenge. . Blacks have fought and died in all of America's wars. The Black Moors ruled parts of Europe for close to 800 years and their efforts helped usher Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Some of the world's most famous individuals like Beethoven, Haydn, Alexander Pushkin and Alexandre Dumas had black roots. Chapter 1. The beauty of Blackness Chapter 2. The Hidden truth Chapter 3. Africa, the mother of civilization Chapter 4. Builders of Christianity Chapter 5. The stolen and distorted African religions Chapter 6. The Black presence in Biblical antiquity Chapter 7. The great Black warriors Chapter 8. The Black presence in America before Columbus Chapter 9. The Moorish civilization of Europe Chapter 10. Black artistic influence Chapter 11. Fertile Black minds (Black inventions) Chapter 12. Ancient Black civilizations Chapter 13. The hidden great Black men and women Chapter 14. Black resistance to foreign domination Chapter 15. Black slave revolts


The Book My Father s Faith
The Author John E. Bush
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2008-09-29
Genre Humor
Pages 255
ISBN 9781436347990
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This collection of essays, speeches and lectures represent much of my writings during the eighties, nineties, and early years of two thousand. They certainly are not current; however, in reviewing these selected writings, I discovered that the problems addressed are ongoing. Moreover, I am convinced that the situations and subjects that I have discussed will be with us until the end of time as we know it; therefore what I have written should be relevant for many years to come. I hope, after reading some or all of these essays, you will agree that I have been fair in my appraisal of the events discussed.


The Book A History of Literature in the Caribbean
The Author A. James Arnold
The Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date2001-07-23
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 672
ISBN 9789027298331
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar’s Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.