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The African origin of civilization: myth or reality. Cheikh Anta Diop. Translated from the French by Mercer Cook.

Author/Creator:
Diop, Cheikh Anta.
Publication:
Westport, Lawrence Hill & Company, [1974]
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, [1], 317, [1] pages. illustrations, 22 cm
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Standardized Title:
Antériorité des civilisations nègres. Selections. English
Subjects:
Blacks -- Egypt.
Black race -- History.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Place of Publication:
United States Connecticut Westport.
Contents:
Preface: The Meaning of Our Work
What Were the Egyptians?
Birth of the Negro Myth
Modern Falsification of History
Could Egyptian Civilization Have Originated in the Delta?
Could Egyptian Civilization be of Asian Origin?:
The Egyptian Race as Seen and Treated by Anthropologists
Arguments Supporting a Negro Origin
Arguments Opposing a Negro Origin
Peopling of Africa from the Nile Valley
Political and Social Evolution of Ancient Egypt
Contribution of Ethiopia-Nubia and Egypt
Reply to a Critics
Early History of Humanity: Evolution of the Black World.
Notes:
This book consists of ten chapters from 'Nations Négres et Culture,' first published in 1955 and three from 'Antériorité des civilisations négres' published in 1967.
"This translation and edited condensation copyright © Lawrence Hill & Co., 1974."
"First edition February, 1974."
"Cover photo credit: British Museum."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-312) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1974
Contributor:
Diop, Cheikh Anta.
Cook, Mercer, 1903-1987, editor, translator.
James A. Crawford Memorial Fund.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0882080210
0882080229 (pbk.)
OCLC:
790504