Becoming African in America Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic

Author(s): 
Sidbury, James
ISBN: 
9780195382945
Date published: 
April 2009
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99

Becoming African in America reveals how an African identity emerged in the late eighteenth-century Atlantic world, tracing the development of 'African' from a degrading term connoting savage people, to a word that was a source of pride and unity for the diverse victims of the Atlantic slave trade.