Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History by Wilson Jeremiah MosesAfrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History by Wilson Jeremiah Moses

Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History

byWilson Jeremiah MosesEditorAlbert Gelpi

Paperback | September 13, 1998

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Afrocentrism and its history have long been disputed and controversial. In this important book, Wilson Moses presents a critical and nuanced view of the issues. Tracing the origins of Afrocentrism since the eighteenth century, he examines the combination of various popular mythologies, some of them mystical and sentimental, others perfectly reasonable. A level presentation in what is often a shouting match, Afrotopia is a rich history of black intellectual life and the concept of race.
Title:Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:September 13, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052147941X

ISBN - 13:9780521479417

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of black historicism; 3. From superman to man; 4. Progress, providence, and civilization: Crummell, Douglass, and others; 5. W. E. B. Du Bois: modernism and antimodernism; 6. William H. Ferris; 7. Afrocentrism versus relativism; 8. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"...a first rate book on African American intellectual history that explains a great deal about black historiographic thinking, both academic and popular,today,and is highly recommended." Gerald Early, Journal of World History