"The masterly sweep and virtuoso scholarship of this book should establish it as one of the premier texts of our time."
—The Journal of American History
"This volume is marked by exhaustive scholarship, breadth of vision, clear thinking, and judicious restraint in assessing the works of other scholars, some of whose racism is obvious. Black Folk Here and There promises to be a seminal work in the areas of African and Afro-American history, and race relations."
—International Journal of African Historical Studies
St. Clair Drake's Black Folk Here and There is a seminal work that attempts to combine anthropology and comparative history in a study of the Black experience from the beginning of literate cultures to the advent of the transatlantic slave trade and the White Racism that quickly developed as its ideological support. In this volume, the Black experience is conveyed through the Judaic, Greek and Roman cultures to European Christendom and the Muslim World in the period before the great diaspora from Africa to the West began in the sixteenth century.
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