Black Handbook: The People, History and Politics of Africa and the African Diaspora (Global Issues)

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9780304335428: Black Handbook: The People, History and Politics of Africa and the African Diaspora (Global Issues)

Spanning three continents, this is a study of the African people, which describes and analyzes the essential events, ideas and personalities of Africa and the African diaspora past and present. This book contains data, statistical information and background material on the politics and culture of the world's estimated 670 million Africans and people of African descent worldwide. The book poses questions in an attempt to lay bare the African soul: which pope gave the King of Portugal permission to "invade, conquer and submit to perpetual slavery the people of Africa"?; what was the African Brotherhood?"; why was a Jamaican the last man to be beheaded in Britain?; who was the first black American woman to become a millionaire?; why did Egypt invade Ethiopia in 1875; which black man was one of the first people to die to free America from British rule? These and other questions are examined in detail in the text.

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Evangeline Bute is a founding member of the National Afro-Caribbean Library Association and was Chair of Black Media.
Harry Harmer has contributed to a range of British and American reference books on historical events and contemporary political developments in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Britain and the United States.

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