Download e-book for iPad: Brothers and Strangers: Black Zion, Black Slavery, 1914–1940 by Ibrahim Sundiata

By Ibrahim Sundiata

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Unprecedented in scope and aspect, Brothers and Strangers is a bright heritage of the way the mythic Africa of the black American mind's eye bumped into the realities of Africa where. within the Nineteen Twenties, Marcus Garvey—convinced that freedom from oppression was once impossible for blacks within the Americas—led the final nice African American emigrationist stream. His U.S.-based common Negro development organization labored with the Liberian govt to create a place of birth for African american citizens. Ibrahim Sundiata explores the ambiguity on the middle of this undertaking: Liberia, the selected vacation spot, was once itself racked via type and ethnic divisions and—like different international locations in colonial Africa—marred through hard work abuse.

In an account in response to vast archival study, together with paintings within the Liberian nationwide documents, Sundiata explains how Garvey’s plan collapsed whilst confronted with competition from the Liberian elite, competition that belied his imaginative and prescient of a unified Black global. In 1930 the League of countries investigated hard work stipulations and, damningly, the us, land of lynching and Jim Crow, accused Liberia of selling “conditions analogous to slavery.” accordingly quite a few plans have been recommend for a League Mandate or an American management to place down slavery and “modernize” the rustic. Threatened with a lack of its independence, the Liberian executive became to its “brothers past the ocean” for help. A various team of white and black anti-imperialists, between them W. E. B. Du Bois, took up the country’s reason. In revealing the fight of judgment of right and wrong that bedeviled many within the black global long ago, Sundiata casts mild on a human rights problem which, he issues out, keeps in twenty-first-century African countries as disparate as Sudan, Mauritania, and the Ivory Coast.

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By Ibrahim Sundiata

ISBN-10: 0822332337

ISBN-13: 9780822332336

ISBN-10: 0822332477

ISBN-13: 9780822332473

Unprecedented in scope and aspect, Brothers and Strangers is a bright heritage of the way the mythic Africa of the black American mind's eye bumped into the realities of Africa where. within the Nineteen Twenties, Marcus Garvey—convinced that freedom from oppression was once impossible for blacks within the Americas—led the final nice African American emigrationist stream. His U.S.-based common Negro development organization labored with the Liberian govt to create a place of birth for African american citizens. Ibrahim Sundiata explores the ambiguity on the middle of this undertaking: Liberia, the selected vacation spot, was once itself racked via type and ethnic divisions and—like different international locations in colonial Africa—marred through hard work abuse.

In an account in response to vast archival study, together with paintings within the Liberian nationwide documents, Sundiata explains how Garvey’s plan collapsed whilst confronted with competition from the Liberian elite, competition that belied his imaginative and prescient of a unified Black global. In 1930 the League of countries investigated hard work stipulations and, damningly, the us, land of lynching and Jim Crow, accused Liberia of selling “conditions analogous to slavery.” accordingly quite a few plans have been recommend for a League Mandate or an American management to place down slavery and “modernize” the rustic. Threatened with a lack of its independence, the Liberian executive became to its “brothers past the ocean” for help. A various team of white and black anti-imperialists, between them W. E. B. Du Bois, took up the country’s reason. In revealing the fight of judgment of right and wrong that bedeviled many within the black global long ago, Sundiata casts mild on a human rights problem which, he issues out, keeps in twenty-first-century African countries as disparate as Sudan, Mauritania, and the Ivory Coast.

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