By Kennell Jackson
Using a question-and-answer structure and organized chronologically through period, this readable, full of life research examines hundred key features of African-American background and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights circulate, and extra. travel.
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Thus, people who were never captured also died as a result of the trade. In Central Africa, a premier source of slaves, thousands upon thousands died as a by-product of the struggle for captives. For these people, there are only estimates. Since Curtin’s first calculations of the slave trade’s numbers, there has been some dispute. Joseph Inikori, a Nigerian historian now teaching in America, claimed that the ten million figure is too low. 4 million Africans delivered to the Americas. 4 million were shipped from Africa.
Text with illustrations. Dassow, Eva, ed. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Featuring integrated text and full-color images. Davidson, Basil. Africa in History. New York: Macmillan, 1991. Davidson, Basil. The African Slave Trade. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980. Davidson, Basil. The Search for Africa: History, Culture, Politics. New York: Times/Random House, 1994. Living Gifts from Old Africa / 39 Hamdun, Said, and Noel King. Ibn Battuta in Black Africa.
A few years ago, J. Worth Estes, a pharmacologist, created a stir by demonstrating that ancient Egyptian healers had discovered a number of creams and ointments useful in fighting disease-causing bacteria. The healers had also discovered means of contraception and of fixing fractures and removing skin tumors. Recently, archaeologist Peter Schmidt announced that African ironworking was thousands of years old and that African ironworkers were ahead of Europe by five hundred years in certain methods of making steel.
America Is Me: 170 Fresh Questions and Answers on Black American History by Kennell Jackson