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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
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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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AU-PeEL
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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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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Cover; Alabama in Africa; AMERICA IN THE WORLD; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; ILLUSTRATIONS; 3.16 Cotton field in Notsé.; Preface; INTRODUCTION; I.1 Map of German Togo.; I.2 James Nathan Calloway, the leader of the Tuskegee expedition, travels by hammock in Togo.; I.3 John Winfrey Robinson at the twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration of Tuskegee Institute, 1906.; CHAPTER 1: Cotton, the "Negro Question, " and Industrial Education in the New South; Cotton and Coercion; 1.1 Spinning jenny.; 1.2 Bales of American cotton in a warehouse at the Bremen Cotton Exchange
  • 1.3 The "kinaesthetic" process by which the staple length and "character" of cotton was determined.Growing Cotton in the Old South and the New; 1.4 Cotton harvest.; The "Negro Question" and the New South; 1.5 Males Engaged in Agriculture in Seven Southeastern States.; Hampton Institute: From Colonial Education to Industrial Education; Tuskegee Institute: An Ambivalent Challenge to the New South; 1.6 Interior of the "Negro building" at the Atlanta Exposition.; 1.7 The "Old Plantation" on the midway of the Atlanta Exposition.; Booker T. Washington's Pan-Africanism and the Turn to Empire
  • CHAPTER 2: Sozialpolitik and the New South in GermanyGerman Social Thought and the American Civil War; Emancipation and Free Labor in Germany; Germany's New South: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Freedom of Free Labor; German Settlers and Polish Migrants: Internal Colonization and the Struggle over Labor, Sexuality, and Race; 2.1 Sugarbeet.; 2.2 Weeding sugarbeet fields with hoes.; 2.3 Thinning out the young beets.; Social Democracy versus Internal Colonization and State Socialism; Race and the "Dark Urge for Personal Freedom": Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois
  • CHAPTER 3: Alabama in Africa: Tuskegee and the Colonial Decivilizing Mission in TogoTogo between Atlantic Slavery and German Colonial Rule; 3.1 Oil palms along the road to Tove.; 3.2 Market day in Togo.; 3.3 Mixed cultivation in Togo.; 3.4 Spinning cotton, Togo.; Mission Schools, White-Collar Work, and Political Resistance; 3.5 Weaving cotton, Togo.; 3.6 African dandies in Togo.; Ewe Education and German Colonial Rule; Cotton, Conquest, and the Southern Turn of Colonial Rule; 3.7 One of the Tuskegee plantation buildings still standing in Tove.; From Colonial Africans to New South "Negroes"
  • 3.8 Polizeisoldaten.Tuskegee Educators and African Households; 3.9 Plowing in Tove, 1905.; 3.10 Transporting cotton on the road from Ho to Palime.; The Transformation of Togolese Cotton; 3.11 "Railroad and Cotton Map of Togo, " c. 1909.; 3.12 Packing cotton in Togo. SEM, 062; Undoing the Exodus: The Colonial Decivilizing Mission at the Notsé Cotton School; 3.13 Cotton purchasing agent, Noepe, 1906.; 3.14 Purchasing cotton in a Togolese market.; 3.15 Courtyard in Notsé.; 3.16 Cotton field in Notsé.; 3.17 Recent reconstruction of the mud wall built by King Agokoli's subjects
  • Missionary Education and Industrial Education in Togo
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u389002
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=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.
Contents
  • Cover; Alabama in Africa; AMERICA IN THE WORLD; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; ILLUSTRATIONS; 3.16 Cotton field in Notsé.; Preface; INTRODUCTION; I.1 Map of German Togo.; I.2 James Nathan Calloway, the leader of the Tuskegee expedition, travels by hammock in Togo.; I.3 John Winfrey Robinson at the twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration of Tuskegee Institute, 1906.; CHAPTER 1: Cotton, the "Negro Question, " and Industrial Education in the New South; Cotton and Coercion; 1.1 Spinning jenny.; 1.2 Bales of American cotton in a warehouse at the Bremen Cotton Exchange
  • 1.3 The "kinaesthetic" process by which the staple length and "character" of cotton was determined.Growing Cotton in the Old South and the New; 1.4 Cotton harvest.; The "Negro Question" and the New South; 1.5 Males Engaged in Agriculture in Seven Southeastern States.; Hampton Institute: From Colonial Education to Industrial Education; Tuskegee Institute: An Ambivalent Challenge to the New South; 1.6 Interior of the "Negro building" at the Atlanta Exposition.; 1.7 The "Old Plantation" on the midway of the Atlanta Exposition.; Booker T. Washington's Pan-Africanism and the Turn to Empire
  • CHAPTER 2: Sozialpolitik and the New South in GermanyGerman Social Thought and the American Civil War; Emancipation and Free Labor in Germany; Germany's New South: Social Science, Social Policy, and the Freedom of Free Labor; German Settlers and Polish Migrants: Internal Colonization and the Struggle over Labor, Sexuality, and Race; 2.1 Sugarbeet.; 2.2 Weeding sugarbeet fields with hoes.; 2.3 Thinning out the young beets.; Social Democracy versus Internal Colonization and State Socialism; Race and the "Dark Urge for Personal Freedom": Max Weber and W.E.B. Du Bois
  • CHAPTER 3: Alabama in Africa: Tuskegee and the Colonial Decivilizing Mission in TogoTogo between Atlantic Slavery and German Colonial Rule; 3.1 Oil palms along the road to Tove.; 3.2 Market day in Togo.; 3.3 Mixed cultivation in Togo.; 3.4 Spinning cotton, Togo.; Mission Schools, White-Collar Work, and Political Resistance; 3.5 Weaving cotton, Togo.; 3.6 African dandies in Togo.; Ewe Education and German Colonial Rule; Cotton, Conquest, and the Southern Turn of Colonial Rule; 3.7 One of the Tuskegee plantation buildings still standing in Tove.; From Colonial Africans to New South "Negroes"
  • 3.8 Polizeisoldaten.Tuskegee Educators and African Households; 3.9 Plowing in Tove, 1905.; 3.10 Transporting cotton on the road from Ho to Palime.; The Transformation of Togolese Cotton; 3.11 "Railroad and Cotton Map of Togo, " c. 1909.; 3.12 Packing cotton in Togo. SEM, 062; Undoing the Exodus: The Colonial Decivilizing Mission at the Notsé Cotton School; 3.13 Cotton purchasing agent, Noepe, 1906.; 3.14 Purchasing cotton in a Togolese market.; 3.15 Courtyard in Notsé.; 3.16 Cotton field in Notsé.; 3.17 Recent reconstruction of the mud wall built by King Agokoli's subjects
  • Missionary Education and Industrial Education in Togo
Control code
u389002
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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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