Identity in the Shadow of Slavery

Front Cover
Paul E. Lovejoy
Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 13, 2000 - Social Science - 244 pages
Addresses issues relating to the gender, ethnic and cultural factors through which enslaved Africans and their descendents interpreted their lives under slavery, thereby creating communities with a shared sense of identity. The focus of the book is on the ways in which identities were formulated under slavery and the ways in which the struggle to escape slavery and its legacy continued to affect the lives of descendents of slaves.The introductory essay explores an approach to the study of the African diaspora that looks outward from Africa and places the following chapters, written by leading aurthorities from Europe and North and South America, in the context of the theoretical literature.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2000)

Paul E. Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at York University, holds the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History and is Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples. He is the author or editor of numerous volumes on the African diaspora.

Bibliographic information