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The Resource Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, (electronic resource)

Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, (electronic resource)

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Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South
Title
Alabama in Africa
Title remainder
Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States. The cross-fertilization of histories and practices led to the emergence of a global South, reproduced social inequities on both sides of the Atlantic, and pushed the American South and the German Empire to the forefront of modern colonialism. Zimmerman shows how the people of Togo, rather than serving as a blank slate for American and German ideologies, helped shape their region''s place in the global South. He looks at the forms of resistance pioneered by African American freedpeople, Polish migrant laborers, African cotton cultivators, and other groups exploited by, but never passive victims of, the growing colonial political economy. Zimmerman reconstructs the social science of the global South formulated by such thinkers as Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois, and reveals how their theories continue to define contemporary race, class, and culture. Tracking the intertwined histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas at the turn of the century, Alabama in Africa shows how the politics and economics of the segregated American South significantly reshaped other areas of the world.--
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Zimmerman, Andrew
Dewey number
338.135109668109041
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dictionaries
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  • ProQuest Ebook Central
  • America in the world
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  • Washington, Booker T
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Cotton trade
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Germany
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Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, (electronic resource)
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=1102569
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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u389002
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781400834976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1102569
  • (OCoLC)832667462
Label
Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, (electronic resource)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=1102569
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
u389002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781400834976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1102569
  • (OCoLC)832667462

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