BOOKS RECEIVED: Katharina Schramm, “African Homecoming: Pan-African Ideology and Contested Heritage” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
African Americans and others in the African diaspora have increasingly come home to Africa to visit the sites at which their ancestors were enslaved and shipped. In this nuanced analysis of homecoming, Katharina Schramm analyzes how a shared rhetoric of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  John H. Stanfield, “Black Reflective Sociology: Epistemology, Theory, and Methodology” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
John H. Stanfield II, the leading contemporary Black sociologist of knowledge, distills decades of his research and thinking in a set of articles―some original to the volume, others from fugitive sources―that address race in the formation of epistemologies, theories, and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Provenzo and Abaka, eds., “W. E. B. Du Bois on Africa” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
W. E. B. Du Bois is arguably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century and among the most important intellectual figures in modern African social thought. One of the founders of Pan-Africanism and a key figure in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Antoinette Jackson, “Speaking for the Enslaved: Heritage Interpretation at Antebellum Plantation Sites” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Focusing on the agency of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the South, this work argues for the systematic unveiling and recovery of subjugated knowledge, histories, and cultural practices of those traditionally silenced and overlooked by national heritage projects and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anna S. Agbe-Davies, “Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia: Little Tubes of Mighty Power” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia investigates the economic and social power that surrounded the production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia and the difficulty of correlating objects with cultural identities. A common artifact in colonial period… Read More
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