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Becoming African in AmericaRace and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830$
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James Sidbury

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320107

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Becoming African in America
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James Sidbury (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.003.0001

This introductory chapter opens with the brief story of the origins of Ira Aldridge, the black actor known throughout Europe as the “African Roscius”. This story is then linked to the issue of African identity. An overview of the succeeding chapters is presented.

Keywords:   African identity, Africa, Ira Aldridge, US, slavery

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