the origins of african american interests in international law

Download Book The Origins Of African American Interests In International Law in PDF format. You can Read Online The Origins Of African American Interests In International Law here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Origins Of African American Interests In International Law

Author : Henry J. Richardson (III.)
ISBN : 1594603839
Genre : Law
File Size : 28. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 582
Read : 475

Download Now


"This book explores the birth of the African-American international tradition and, particularly, the roots of African Americans stake in international law. Richardson considers these origins as only formally arising about 1619, the date the first Africans were landed at Jamestown in the British North American colony of Virginia. He looks back to the opening of the European slave trade out of Africa and to the 1500s and the first arrival of Africans on the North American continent. Moving through the pre-Independence period, the American Revolution, the Constitutional Convention, and the Westward Migration, the book ends around 1820.This historical period also roughly corresponds to two other key historical phenomena greatly affecting the Atlantic Ocean basin: the rise of international law as a modern legal system (including European states and their Atlantic colonies) and the rise and flourishing of the international slave trade in African slaves to the Americas by European and New World governments and merchants. Only by placing African slavery in the British North American colonies in the context of the international slave system encompassing and linking the New World can the voices, struggles, demands, claims, and decisions of slaves and Free Blacks in North America towards freedom, relative to their evolving interests under international law, be properly understood. These interests comprise no less than the birth of an African-American international jurisprudence."

The Palgrave Handbook Of African Colonial And Postcolonial History

Author : Martin S. Shanguhyia
ISBN : 9781137594266
Genre : History
File Size : 37. 81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 601
Read : 1254

Download Now


This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.

Mestizo International Law

Author : Arnulf Becker Lorca
ISBN : 9781316194058
Genre : Law
File Size : 84. 6 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 531
Read : 564

Download Now


The development of international law is conventionally understood as a history in which the main characters (states and international lawyers) and events (wars and peace conferences) are European. Arnulf Becker Lorca demonstrates how non-Western states and lawyers appropriated nineteenth-century classical thinking in order to defend new and better rules governing non-Western states' international relations. By internalizing the standard of civilization, for example, they argued for the abrogation of unequal treaties. These appropriations contributed to the globalization of international law. With the rise of modern legal thinking and a stronger international community governed by law, peripheral lawyers seized the opportunity and used the new discourse and institutions such as the League of Nations to dissolve the standard of civilization and codify non-intervention and self-determination. These stories suggest that the history of our contemporary international legal order is not purely European; instead they suggest a history of a mestizo international law.

Border Law

Author : Deborah A. Rosen
ISBN : 9780674967618
Genre : History
File Size : 22. 47 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 202
Read : 204

Download Now


The First Seminole War shaped how the United States demarcated its spatial and legal boundaries. Rooted in exceptionalism, manifest destiny, and racism, the legal framework that emerged from Andrew Jackson’s invasion of Florida laid the groundwork for the Monroe Doctrine, the Dred Scott decision, and westward expansion, as Deborah Rosen shows.

The Slave Trade And The Origins Of International Human Rights Law

Author : Jenny S. Martinez
ISBN : 9780195391626
Genre : History
File Size : 70. 27 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 842
Read : 974

Download Now


As Jenny Martinez shows in this groundbreaking new book, the international human rights law that we know today is not solely a post-World War II development, as most scholars claim, but rather has roots in one of the nineteenth century's central moral causes: the movement to ban the international slave trade. Martinez focuses in particular on international courts for the suppression of the slave trade. The courts, which were created by treaties and based in the Caribbean, West Africa,Cape Town, and Brazil, helped free more than 80,000 Africans from captured slave ships between 1807 and 1871. Here then, buried in the dusty archives of admiralty courts, ships' logs, and the British foreign office, Martinez uncovers the foundations of contemporary human rights law: international courts exercising jurisdiction over crimes against humanity" long before the Nuremberg trials. Fueled by a powerful thesis and drawing on novel evidence, Martinez's work will reshape the fields of human rights history and international human rights law."

Freedom Struggles

Author : Adriane Danette Lentz-Smith
ISBN : 9780674054189
Genre : History
File Size : 49. 15 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 191
Read : 1302

Download Now


For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the efforts of African American soldiers and activists to gain full citizenship rights as recompense for military service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how World War I mobilized a generation.

Pan Africanism And International Law

Author : Abdulqawi A. Yusuf
ISBN : 9789004285057
Genre : Law
File Size : 87. 37 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 428
Read : 1232

Download Now


Pan-Africanism offers a unique vantage point to study Africa’s encounters with international law : first, as a continent whose political entities were excluded from the scope of application of the Eurocentric version of international law that was applied among the self-styled club of “civilized nations” ; second, through the emergence of African States as subjects of international law willing to contribute to the reform and further development of the law as a universal interstate normative system; and third, as members of the OAU and the AU acting collectively to generate innovative principles and rules, which, though applicable only in the context of intra-African relations, either go beyond those existing at the universal level or complement them by broadening their scope. This study examines those encounters through the various stages in the evolution of Pan-Africanism from a diaspora-based movement, engaged in the struggle for the emancipation of the peoples of the continent, to groupings of independent States and intergovernmental organizations which continue to promote African unity and influence the development of international law to make it more reflective of diverse legal traditions and values.

Rising Wind

Author : Brenda Gayle Plummer
ISBN : 9780807863862
Genre : History
File Size : 53. 83 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 535
Read : 802

Download Now


African Americans have a long history of active involvement and interest in international affairs, but their efforts have been largely ignored by scholars of American foreign policy. Gayle Plummer brings a new perspective to the study of twentieth-century American history with her analysis of black Americans' engagement with international issues, from the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 through the wave of African independence movements of the early 1960s. Plummer first examines how collective definitions of ethnic identity, race, and racism have influenced African American views on foreign affairs. She then probes specific developments in the international arena that galvanized the black community, including the rise of fascism, World War II, the emergence of human rights as a factor in international law, the Cold War, and the American civil rights movement, which had important foreign policy implications. However, she demonstrates that not all African Americans held the same views on particular issues and that a variety of considerations helped shape foreign affairs agendas within the black community just as in American society at large.

Research Guide To U S And International Interest Groups

Author : Clive S. Thomas
ISBN : 0313295433
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 49. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 491
Read : 608

Download Now


An excellent introductory resource, this compilation covers the major research, literature, and possible future directions of the study of interest groups.

Rebels In Law

Author : John Clay Smith
ISBN : 0472086464
Genre : History
File Size : 67. 95 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 246
Read : 756

Download Now


The reflections on their lives in law of pioneer black women lawyers

Top Download:

Best Books