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African History

By Andrew Zimmerman

ISBN-10: 0691123624

ISBN-13: 9780691123622

ISBN-10: 0691155860

ISBN-13: 9780691155869

In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, based through Booker T. Washington, despatched an excursion to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the aim of reworking the quarter right into a cotton financial system just like that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of work, sexuality, and race in the back of this pastime, and the commercial, political, and highbrow hyperlinks connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern usa. The cross-fertilization of histories and practices resulted in the emergence of an international South, reproduced social inequities on either side of the Atlantic, and driven the yank South and the German Empire to the vanguard of recent colonialism.

Zimmerman exhibits how the folk of Togo, instead of serving as a clean slate for American and German ideologies, assisted in shaping their region's position within the international South. He seems to be on the varieties of resistance pioneered by means of African American freedpeople, Polish migrant employees, African cotton cultivators, and different teams exploited by means of, yet by no means passive sufferers of, the growing to be colonial political economic climate. Zimmerman reconstructs the social technological know-how of the worldwide South formulated via such thinkers as Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois, and divulges how their theories proceed to outline modern race, classification, and culture.

monitoring the intertwined histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas on the flip of the century, Alabama in Africa indicates how the politics and economics of the segregated American South considerably reshaped different components of the world.

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