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The Resource Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German empire, and the globalization of the new South, Andrew Zimmerman

Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German empire, and the globalization of the new South, Andrew Zimmerman

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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
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Zimmerman
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Author
Subject
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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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America in the world
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  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Tuskegee University
  • Washington, Booker T
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • BMBF-Statusseminar
  • Cotton trade
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Germany
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Cotton trade
  • German colonies
  • Africa
  • Togo
  • Kolonie
  • Baumwollwirtschaft
  • Togo
  • Baumwollindustrie
  • Togo
  • Cotton trade
  • Agricultural laborers
Label
Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German empire, and the globalization of the new South, Andrew Zimmerman
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cotton, the "Negro question," and industrial education in the new South -- Sozialpolitik and the new South in Germany -- Alabama in Africa: Tuskegee and the colonial decivilizing mission in Togo -- From a German Alabama in Africa to the segregationist international: the League of Nations and the global South -- Prussian paths of capitalist development: the Tuskegee expedition to Togo between transnational and comparative history
Control code
ocn832667462
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 397 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834976
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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22573/ctt20bf9x
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)832667462
Label
Alabama in Africa : Booker T. Washington, the German empire, and the globalization of the new South, Andrew Zimmerman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cotton, the "Negro question," and industrial education in the new South -- Sozialpolitik and the new South in Germany -- Alabama in Africa: Tuskegee and the colonial decivilizing mission in Togo -- From a German Alabama in Africa to the segregationist international: the League of Nations and the global South -- Prussian paths of capitalist development: the Tuskegee expedition to Togo between transnational and comparative history
Control code
ocn832667462
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 397 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834976
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20bf9x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)832667462

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