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RZ-260918-18
To Enter Africa from America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862–1919
Jeannette Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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To Enter Africa From America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862-1919 (Web Resource)
Title: To Enter Africa From America: The United States, Africa, and the New Imperialism, 1862-1919
Author: Jeannette Eileen Jones
Author: Nadia Nurhussein
Author: Nemata Blyden
Author: John Gruesser
Abstract: This project presents the complex network of connections between a diverse group of historical actors through a document archive, annotated gallery, interactive maps, interpretive essays, and visualizations to emphasize connections between literacy, visual, and historical movements of Americans in Africa during the so-called "New Imperialism" era. It focuses on the period from 1862—when the United States officially recognized Liberia diplomatically—to 1919—the year that the belligerent powers of World War I signed the Versailles Treaty that made provisions for the redistribution of Germany's colonies, including those in Africa. 1919 also marked unprecedented anti-Black violence that erupted across the United States in hundreds of recorded lynchings of Black people and over 26 anti-Black race riots that took more Black lives. During this 57-year period, U.S. international relations with Africa and domestic policies affecting African Americans underwent substantial transformation.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://africafromamerica.unl.edu/
Primary URL Description: To Enter Africa from America documents and analyzes the presence of American state and non-state actors in Africa during the "age of empire," as well as the ways in which Americans imagined Africans during the same period.


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