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Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation

Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation

African American and African Jamaican Connections, 1782–1996

by Erna Brodber

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9789766407087
  • Published: March 2019


Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation is a set of six essays showcasing moments between 1782 and 1996 when the Jamaican and American people of the African diaspora have cooperated with each other in the socio-geographic spaces of each. For both groups, this was a period defined by slavery, resistance, struggles for freedom, decolonization and civil rights.

Brodber’s work relates the long connections between black Jamaicans and blacks in the United States from the late eighteenth century well into the twentieth century and aims to foster understanding and self-respect among these people brought without their permission to the Americas.

This work makes a vital contribution to the history of the African diaspora and is essential reading for students and scholars of the New World. Brodber employs a variety of disciplinary methods – historical and anthropological, most notably – in presenting and interpreting this long history, and her skill as a novelist makes this scholarly work equally compelling for the general reader.