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By Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

ISBN-10: 0415960924

ISBN-13: 9780415960922

This publication uncovers the truth that new African immigrants now symbolize an important strength within the configuration of yank polity and id particularly within the final 40 years. regardless of their minority prestige, African immigrants are making their marks in a variety of parts of human pastime and accomplishments—from educational, to company, to even clinical innovations. The demographic shift is either welcome information in addition to a question for main issue given the results of displacement and the paradoxes of exile within the new place. through its very connection to the ‘Old African Diaspora,’ the thought of a ‘New African Diaspora’ marks a transparent indication of a historic development reconnecting continental Africa with the hot international with no the stigma of slavery. but, the inspiration of trans-Atlantic slavery is rarely erased whilst the African diaspora is pointed out even if within the previous or new international. inside of this paradoxical dispensation, the recent African diaspora needs to be conceived because the aftermath of an international migration main issue.

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1 (2004): 261–275. ———. 3 (2005): 1–22. S. and Latin America Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o Introduction In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American gulf coast in September 2005, the shock among most Americans, and the world generally, was not the devastation, the amount of human and property loss, or the economic cost of the destruction. 1 This is because most people in Mississippi and New Orleans who stayed back were too poor to leave. Statistics from the 2000 census show that close to 40 per cent of New Orleans’ population lived in poverty, with 27 percent having no access to a vehicle.

The very existence of slavery as an economic institution was an abomination of American ideals. Yet its economic necessity led to its rationalization, first on the basis of religion, later on the foundations of a pseudoscience. The economic necessity of slavery lay in the importance of cotton production. Cotton was the sine qua non of early industrial development both in the United States and Britain. Karl Marx summed up the relationship between slavery, cotton, and industrial development in a single epigrammatic sentence, thus: “Without slavery there is no cotton; without cotton there is no modern industry,” (Steinberg, 29).

13 The Anglo-Americans sought to incorporate new immigrants into their ethnic group, and when the inflow appeared to pose a challenge to the congruence of the American ethnie and its nation, a defensive response occurred. According to Kaufmann, American ethnicity emerged out of ethnic fission from an English Protestant parent stock, and, like most ethnies, followed the Barthian model and employed methods of dominant-conformity to accrete diverse immigrant populations to its ethnic core while maintaining its ethnic boundaries.

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