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RA-20200-00
Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture, Postdoctoral Scholars in Residence Program
Howard Dodson, New York Public Library

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Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam (Book)
Title: Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam
Author: Chouki El Hamel
Abstract: "Black Morocco" chronicles the experiences, identity, and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. The author argues that we cannot rely solely on Islamic ideology as the key to explain social relations and particularly the history of black slavery in the Muslim world, for this viewpoint yields an inaccurate historical record of the people, institutions, and social practices of slavery in Northwest Africa. He focuses on black Moroccans' collective experience beginning with their enslavement to serve as the loyal army of the Sultan Isma'il. By the time the Sultan died in 1727, they had become a political force, making and unmaking rulers well into the nineteenth century. The emphasis on the political history of the black army is augmented by a close examination of the continuity of black Moroccan identity through the musical and cultural practices of the Gnawa.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://http://www.worldcat.org/title/black-morocco-a-history-of-slavery-race-and-islam/oclc/798110502&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/african-history/black-morocco-history-slavery-race-and-islam
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107025776
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War : The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality (Book)
Title: Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War : The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality
Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons
Abstract: This book tells the full story of the self-proclaimed Harlem Rattlers. Combining the "fighting focus" of military history with the insights of social commentary, this book reveals the centrality of military service and war to the quest for equality as it details the origins, evolution, combat exploits, and postwar struggles of the 369th. The authors pay particular attention to the environment created by the presence of both Black and White officers in the unit. They also explore the role of women, in particular, the Women's Auxiliary of the 369th, as partners in the struggle for full citizenship. From its beginnings in the 15th New York National Guard through its training in the explosive atmosphere in the South, its singular performance in the French army during World War I, and the pathos of postwar adjustment, this book reveals the details of the Harlem Rattlers' experience, the poignant history of some of its heroes and its place in the story of both World War I and the African American campaign for equality.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/harlems-rattlers-and-the-great-war-the-undaunted-369th-regiment-and-the-african-american-quest-for-equality/oclc/864095787&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978070061957
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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