African Americans, American Africans, and the Idea of an African Homeland

  title={African Americans, American Africans, and the Idea of an African Homeland},
  author={Derek Charles Catsam},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={83 - 88}
  • D. Catsam
  • Published 17 March 2008
  • History
  • Reviews in American History
The American image of Africa is at best vague, under-formed, simplified, and more often than not patronizing. White Americans in particular have perpetuated the mythology of Africa as the "Dark Continent," a place apart where wildness and chaos and danger lurk. Africa has allowed the racist American mindset to conjure its wildest images and to depict its deepest fantasies of repulsion and fascination. The African American image of Africa has historically been no less warped but has been… 



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