All the World Is Here! - 
      Christopher Robert Reed

All the World Is Here!

The Black Presence at White City

«<p>In 1893 Ida Wells, Frederick Douglass, et al. wrote a pamphlet entitled The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbian Exposition, a text that formed the basis for the subsequent view of African American history. In fact, as Reed so successfully shows, there was considerable African American participation in, and representation at, the fair, but it was from classes and in ways that did not meet the approval of the elite black leadership. Discussing the issues of class and caste within the US's black community, the author shows how the Columbian Exposition became a battleground between the Afro—Saxon elite, who wished to avoid all mention of a separate history with African roots, and a new respectable class one generation removed from slavery, a class that glorified in its own achievements. This entrancing book looks at this clash in four parts—the conflict nationally, in Chicago, at the fair, and in reactions to the African exhibits and congresses at the fair. An important reexam»

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A look at African and African American participation in the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
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Forlag: Indiana University Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 264
ISBN: 9780253215352
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part One: Around the Nation
1. Expectations
2. Participation and Protest
3. Race, Class, Gender
Part Two: In Host City Chicago
4. The Domain of Work
5. The Social Order
Part Three: At the Fair
6. "They Met at the Fair": Linkages
7. The Scope of Involvement
Part Four: "All the World is Here!"
8. Continental Africa at the Fair: Dahomey Village
9. On the Fairgrounds: The Haytian Pavilion
10. Diasporan and Continental Africa Meet: The Congress on Africa
Appendix I: Frederick Douglass's Speech at Colored American Day
Appendix II: Colored People's Blue Book
Appendix III: Commentaries from Midway Types
Appendix IV: "Judge," a poem by A. T. Worden
Notes
Index