History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past
The development of Afrocentric historical writing is explored in this study which traces this recording of history from the Hellenistic-Roman period to the 19th century. Afrocentric writers are depicted as searching for the unique primary source of "culture" from one period to the next. Such passing on of cultural traits from the "ancient model" from the classical period to the origin of culture in Egypt and Africa is shown as being a product purely of creative history.
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The Foundations of Afrocentric Universal History
The Quest for Ancient Egypts Black Identity
The Curse of Canaan and the Black Presence in the Bible
Symbol and Reality
Egypt Africa and the Nile Valley as an Afrocentric Dilemma
The Invention of the Fictitious
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