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Starting from the fifteenth century to the current, Africa and the Americas: tradition, Politics, and historical past explores the various methods Africa and African peoples have formed the cultural lifetime of the Americas—and how, in flip, lifestyles within the Americas reverberates in Africa.This groundbreaking three-volume encyclopedia deals thousands of alphabetically geared up entries on African historical past, countries, and peoples plus African-influenced elements of existence within the Americas. It additionally beneficial properties authoritative introductory essays on background, tradition and faith, demography, diplomacy, economics and alternate, and humanities and literature. In doing so, it strains the complicated and non-stop move of peoples of African descent to the West, the mechanics and lingering results of colonialism and the slave alternate, and the an important problems with cultural retention and version which are necessary to our knowing of the consequences of globalization.

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Swedes build their fort, Carolusburg, in what is present-day Ghana. It changes hands numerous times before the English gain control of it in 1664, renaming it Cape Coast Castle. It becomes the administrative center of England’s African trade (under the Royal African Company) and is instrumental in creating England’s Gold Coast Colony in the nineteenth century. 1-800-368-6868 xxxii CHRONOLOGY OF AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS 1660 Virginia codifies the institutional legalities of slavery, supporting the colony’s growing dependency on forced labor provided by the African slave trade.

The Allies launch Operation Torch to free French Northwest Africa from Axis occupation. 1943 Major league baseball in the United States becomes racially integrated. 1948 The American Forces Network (AFN) begins broadcasting to American troops stationed in Europe, giving many Britons their first taste of American jazz and blues music. The BBC is hesitant about having its monopoly breached, but in the end submits to assurances that AFN will only act as an auxiliary to the BBC’s own offerings. The first program of Caribbean Voices, operated by the BBC from London, is broadcast on March 11.

ABC-CLIO is banned in Irish Catholics fleeing religious persecution establish the first significant European settlement on Anguilla. 1-800-368-6868 CHRONOLOGY OF AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS xxxiii 1689 King William’s War begins, the first in a series of North American wars between England and France that will last over 125 years and include the seven-year period from 1756 to 1763 known as the French and Indian Wars. While the French are supported by Native American groups in Canada and Maine, the British (largely colonial troops) are supported by the Iroquois.

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