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dc.contributor.authorFields, Antar Petey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:21:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:21:27Z
dc.date.issued2005-08
dc.identifier.otherfields_antar_p_200508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/fields_antar_p_200508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22642
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to “decolonize” Edward W. Blyden, educator, diplomat, and black nationalist, by isolating three of his most controversial and contradicting ideologies—race, colonization, and religion—within the context of his “multiple consciousness”: the Negro, the American, and the African. Historians criticize Blyden for his disdain for mulattoes, pro-colonization and pro-imperialist stance, and his idealistic praise of Islam. The inaccuracy of these ideologies has received considerable attention by Blyden historians. The objective of this study is not to add to the criticism but to demystify and deconstruct Blyden’s rhetoric by analyzing the substance and intent of his arguments. Concentrating on his model for a West African nation-state allows more insight into the complexities of his thought. Studying the historical environment in which Blyden formulated his ideologies provide a more in-depth analysis into how his multiple consciousness evolved.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAmerican Colonization Society
dc.subjectEdward W. Blyden
dc.subjectColonialism
dc.subjectColonization Movement
dc.subjectColorism
dc.subjectEmigration
dc.subjectLiberia
dc.subjectMultiple Consciousness
dc.titleDecolonizing Blyden
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorDiane Batts Morrow
dc.description.committeeDiane Batts Morrow
dc.description.committeeTimothy Cleaveland
dc.description.committeeEve Troutt Powell


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