An Africana Reader
The book is organized into two sections, the first of which addresses the African pre-colonial period. The readings explore issues of sociopolitical formation, the African world, and the formation of the African Diaspora. The second section discusses issues most often associated with institutional slavery, the Civil War, and its aftermath. These include the institutionalization of racism through Jim Crow; African liberation; the formation of the Black Freedom Movement and its goals; neocolonialism; and important considerations and contributions to human rights theory and practice.
Extensively class-tested and enriched by authentic voices sharing personal experiences and perspectives, An Africana Reader can be used in introductory, upper level undergraduate, and graduate courses that explore African American/Africana studies, African history, cultural and ethnic studies, and political science.