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In Search of Brightest Africa

Reimagining the Dark Continent in American Culture, 1884-1936

In Search of Brightest Africa( )
Author: Jones, Jeannette Eileen
Series edited by: Newman, Richard
Rael, Patrick
Sinha, Manisha
ISBN:978-0-8203-4196-5
Publication Date:Nov 2011
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Jones traces the history of the idea of Africa to recover a belief in "Brightest Africa"-a tradition that runs through American cultural and intellectual history with equal force to its "Dark Continent" counterpart. She illuminates the optimism about Africa underlying these concerns and the racist interests these agents often served.

Author Biography
Jones, Jeannette Eileen (Author)
Richard Newman is the author of over 200 books, articles, and reviews in African-American studies. He is currently research officer at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Prior to this, he was managing editor of the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Mr. Newman resides in Massachusetts.

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