Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War (MP3 CD)

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Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War By Howard W. French, James Fouhey (Read by), Terrence Kidd (Read by) Cover Image
By Howard W. French, James Fouhey (Read by), Terrence Kidd (Read by)
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Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-century Age of Discovery and the maritime connection it established between West and East; others the accidental unearthing of the New World. Still others point to the development of the scientific method, or the spread of Judeo-Christian beliefs; and so on, ad infinitum. The history of Africa, by contrast, has long been relegated to the remote outskirts of our global story. What if, instead, we put Africa and Africans at the very center of our thinking about the origins of modernity? In a sweeping narrative spanning more than six centuries, Howard W. French does just that, for Born in Blackness vitally reframes the story of medieval and emerging Africa, demonstrating how the economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in the West, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe's dehumanizing engagement with the dark continent. In fact, French reveals, the first impetus for the Age of Discovery was not--as we are so often told, even today--Europe's yearning for ties with Asia, but rather its centuries-old desire to forge a trade in gold with legendarily rich Black societies sequestered away in the heart of West Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212056663
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Language: English