The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

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FriesenPress, 8.01.2013 г. - 272 страници
Current historiography on aspects of Bahamian history presents limited research on the African presence in the islands, irrespective of the fact that arguably 85% of the population of that country is represented by such persons. One primary objective of this book is to begin to more adequately address this literary ommission by presenting an initial comprehensive work on the subject. The book attempts to trace the origin of this migration by focusing on some of the primary dynamics of ethnicity within the context of the geo-politics and geo-economics of the emerging Atlantic world. It is hoped that the reader will emerge with a greater awareness of, and wider insight into Bahamian history, and, the Bahamian majority will leave with a greater sense of what it truly means to be a Bahamian....
 

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Preface
1
An Overview of The African Slave Trade
4
AFRICANS IN NORTH AMERICA
18
EARLY AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE BAHAMAS
43
The Saga of the Black Loyalist
57
Black soldiers and Haitian immigrants
82
AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AND THE ISSUE OF RESETTLEMENT
101
SALTWATER UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
123
PROTEST IN ANTICIPATION OF EMANCIPATION
138
PERSPECTIVES ON ETHNICITY ANCESTRY AND COMMUNITY
173
CARIBBEAN MIGRATION AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN BAHAMAS
188
TABLES
225
Endnotes
229
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Bahamian national. Retired Director of the National Museum of the Bahamas. Retired Executive Secretary, Clifton Heritage National Park. Author - The Migration of Peoples from the Caribbean to the Bahamas (University Press of Florida, Spring, 2011): The Bahamas in American History (Xlibris, Winter, 2011).
Former visiting professor of Latin American and Caribbean history; University of Florida, Florida A & M University & College of the Bahamas....

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