New book - Alabama in Africa
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Alabama in Africa
Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South
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In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor, and the economic, political, and intellectual links connecting Germany, Africa, and the southern United States.
Cloth | $35.00 / £24.95 | ISBN: 978-0-691-12362-2