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Author Barnes, Andrew E., 1953- author

Title Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic : Tuskegee, colonialism, and the shaping of African industrial education / Andrew Barnes
Published Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in World Christianity
Studies in world Christianity (Waco, Tex.)
Contents The spectacle reversed: shaping the African response to missionary Christianity and European conquest -- Making people: becoming educators and entrepreneurs at Hampton and Tuskegee -- The advancement of the African: redefining Ethiopianism and the challenge of adversarial Christianity -- An attentive ear: hearing the call of Booker T. and the pathway to industrial education in West Africa -- On the same lines as Tuskegee: contesting Tuskegee and government intervention in South Africa -- Men who can build bridges: retrieving Washington's influence in the work of Marcus Garvey and Thomas Jesse Jones
Summary In Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic, Andrew E. Barnes chronicles African Christians' turn to American-style industrial education--particularly the model that had been developed by Booker T. Washington at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute--as a vehicle for Christian regeneration in Africa. Over the period 1880-1920, African Christians, motivated by Ethiopianism and its conviction that Africans should be saved by other Africans, proposed and founded schools based upon the Tuskegee model. Barnes follows the tides of the Black Atlantic back to Africa when African Christians embraced the new education initiatives of African American Christians and Tuskegee as the most potent example of technological ingenuity. Building on previously unused African sources, the book traces the movements to establish industrial education institutes in cities along the West African coast and in South Africa, Cape Province, and Natal. As Tuskegee and African schools modeled in its image proved, peoples of African descent could--and did--develop competitive technology. Though the attempts by African Christians to create industrial education schools ultimately failed, Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic demonstrates the ultimate success of transatlantic black identity and Christian resurgence in Africa at the turn of the twentieth century. Barnes' study documents how African Christians sought to maintain indigenous identity and agency in the face of colonial domination by the state and even the European Christian missions of the church. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 -- Influence
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915.
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute -- Influence
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.
Christianity -- Africa
Education -- Africa -- History -- 19th century
Education -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Civilization -- American influences.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Africa -- Civilization -- American influences
Africa -- Colonization
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016054331
ISBN 1481303945 (epub)
1481306316 (mobi)
1481306324 (web pdf)
9781481303941 (epub)
9781481306317 (mobi)
9781481306324 (web pdf)