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Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Art in the Atlantic World (Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World) Hardcover – February 25, 2008
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"In Fighting for Honor, T. J. Desch Obi has skillfully crafted the first survey of African American fighting styles that is both extensive in its discussion of the origins of African combat techniques and comprehensive in its study of how these techniques manifested in the Americas. This straightforward and engaging work reflects great depth of research in published and unpublished sources as well as interviews in the field. The result is an important contribution to African American history and a new step in the study of the transmission of African culture to the New World." --John K. Thornton, professor of African American Studies, Boston University, and author of Warfare in Atlantic Africa, 1500-1800
About the Author
A native of Nigeria, T. J. Desch Obi received his doctorate in African history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an assistant professor of African and African diaspora history at the City University of New York's Baruch College.
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Top Customer Reviews
There should be a course with this book being the center for every African American child in the Western Hemesphire. This book probably only hits on the surface of the full history African Martial Arts have influenced us so I am waiting for more.