A Companion to African American History by Alton Hornsby Jr.

By Alton Hornsby Jr.

A spouse to African American historical past is a suite of unique and authoritative essays prepared thematically and topically, masking a variety of matters from the 17th century to the current day.

  • Analyzes the main resources and the main influential books and articles within the box
  • Includes discussions of globalization, zone, migration, gender, type and social forces that make up the huge cultural textile of African American background

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To pose this question of Malory by way of Edwards is to interrogate the entire body of work that might be called Arthuriana and its interpretations, from their inception to the present. Such an interrogation leads to a recognition of racialized epistemologies and historiographies and the purposes they serve. Taking this, and the African presence in pre-Columbian Europe into the modern age, we might reference Sir Walter Scott. Scott’s work encompasses several genres and serves an assortment of political purposes.

E. Murphy, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1989: 162–3; Du Bois 1915, 1939, 1946; Snowden 1970; Keita 1994: 149, 159; 2000a: 15–26, 41–151). The mythic and historical interactions of this period are well-documented and still hotly contested. They simmer in the aftermath of Bernal’s Black Athena and the contention of “Afro-asiatic roots” for Classical European civilization (Keita 2000a; 2000b). The mythistorical and historical collude in their depictions of Africans in “European” space. So much so, that as one moves from what might be articulated as “myth,” the questions posed by the historical become that much more problematic in light of conventional historiography and epistemology.

Malory 1485: 415; Edwards 1990: 8). To pose this question of Malory by way of Edwards is to interrogate the entire body of work that might be called Arthuriana and its interpretations, from their inception to the present. Such an interrogation leads to a recognition of racialized epistemologies and historiographies and the purposes they serve. Taking this, and the African presence in pre-Columbian Europe into the modern age, we might reference Sir Walter Scott. Scott’s work encompasses several genres and serves an assortment of political purposes.

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