History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

History in Black

African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past, 1st Edition

By Yaacov Shavit

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456 pages

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The development of Afrocentric historical writing is explored in this study which traces this recording of history from the Hellenistic-Roman period to the 19th century. Afrocentric writers are depicted as searching for the unique primary source of "culture" from one period to the next. Such passing on of cultural traits from the "ancient model" from the classical period to the origin of culture in Egypt and Africa is shown as being a product purely of creative history.

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"The author" biography is impressive, and his research takes him over a vast area, from Pharaonic Egypt to the Americas before European contact as he follows the trial of modern Afrocentrist doctrine…the book is solid and its conclusion fair.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory