Africans on African-Americans

The Creation and Uses of an African-American Myth

  • Yekutiel Gershoni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yekutiel Gershoni
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  3. Yekutiel Gershoni
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  5. Yekutiel Gershoni
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 182-246

About this book


Between the end of the nineteenth century and the outbreak of World War 2, Africans displaced by colonial rule created an African-American myth - a myth which aggrandized the life and attainments of African Americans despite full knowledge of the discrimination to which they were subjected. The myth provided Africans in all parts of the continent with much needed succour and underpinned various religious, educational, political and social models based on the experience of African Americans whereby Africans sought to better their own lives.


African American education knowledge nationalism politics war

Authors and affiliations

  • Yekutiel Gershoni
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  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

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