Tale of Two Amys, Issue 1

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Majority Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 450 pages
A biography in the making for 27 years, it uses a wealth of research material, including the private papers of Amy Ashwood Garvey, the papers of those who knew her, the extensive court records of her divorce-related cases against Marcus Garvey, government archives and interviews with numerous acquaintances. A truly exhaustive biography of a truly remarkable woman in her own right.

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Preface ix
The Beginning
Napoleon Meets his Josephine

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About the author (2007)

Tony Martin has taught at Wellesley College, Massachusetts since 1973. He was tenured in 1975 and has been a full professor of Africana Studies since 1979. Prior to coming to Wellesley he taught at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Cipriani Labour College (Trinidad) and St. Mary's College (Trinidad). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Brandeis University, Brown University and The Colorado College. He also spent a year as an honorary research fellow at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Professor Martin has authored, compiled or edited eleven books, including Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement, Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. His most recent project was the republication of Eric Williams and E. Franklin Frazier, Eds, The Economic Future of the Caribbean (1944). Martin qualified as a barrister-at-law at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (London), did a B.Sc. honours degree in economics at the University of Hull (England) and the M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University. Martin's articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Negro History, American Historical Review, African Studies Review, Washington Post Book World, Journal of Caribbean History, Journal of American History, Black Books Bulletin, Jamaica Journal, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East and many others. His writings are to be found in several reference works and encyclopedias, including the UNESCO General History of the Caribbean, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the Encyclopedia of African American Business History, Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. He has received numerous academic and community awards, including a grant from the American Philosophical Society. He has served as a reviewer of articles and programs for scholarly journals, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Austrian Science Fund. His biographical listings can be found in Whos Who in America, Whos Who in the World, Whos Who Among Americas Teachers, Personalities Caribbean, Whos Who Among African Americans and elsewhere. He has been a reviewer and consultant for publishers and has served as an expert witness for Congressional hearings. Martin is well known as a lecturer in many countries. He has spoken to university and general audiences all over the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and England, and also in Africa, Australia, Bermuda and South America. In 1990 he delivered the annual DuBois/Padmore/Nkrumah Pan-African lectures in Ghana. In 2004 he was one of the principal speakers at the First Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora sponsored by the African Union in Senegal.

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