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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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Becoming African in the English Atlantic

Becoming African in the English Atlantic

Politics, Religion, and Emigration at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

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Becoming African in America
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the emergence of the African church movement in various cities along the eastern seaboard — especially Baltimore and Philadelphia — and the efforts of the sea captain, Paul Cuffe, to initiate a black-controlled emigration movement that he hoped would build long-lasting ties between Sierra Leone and blacks in North America, helping to create an “African” people and a diasporic “African” nation.

Keywords:   African nation, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Paul Cuffe, emigration, Sierra Leone, blacks, North America

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