cover of book

Becoming African Americans
by Clare Corbould
Harvard University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-674-03262-0 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05365-6
Library of Congress Classification E185.61.C779 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0496073

Africa has always played a role in black identity, but it was in the tumultuous period between the two world wars that black Americans first began to embrace a modern African American identity. Throwing off the legacy of slavery and segregation, black intellectuals, activists, and organizations sought a prouder past in ancient Egypt and forged links to contemporary Africa. Their consciousness of a dual identity anticipated the hyphenated identities of new immigrants in the years after World War II, and an emerging sense of what it means to be a modern American.

See other books on: 1877-1964 | African Americans | African diaspora | Corbould, Clare | Race identity
See other titles from Harvard University Press
Nearby on shelf for United States / Elements in the population / Afro-Americans: