The Black Question in Brazil: An Issue Denied, Josildeth Gomes Consorte; The Evolution of Black Identity in the Dominican Republic, Edward Paulino; The Louvre Negresse: Interpretation and Illustration, Anne C. Meyering; The Politics of Space, the Poetics of Place: Africville, Africadia, and the African Diaspora in Canada, Raymond Familusi; Reflections on the African Diaspora in Israel, 1997, Marcus Shapley; Redefining a Collective Identity in the Struggle for State and National Identity in Ethiopia and Israel: The Case of Ethiopian Jews (Beta Israel), Ruth Simms Hamilton with Getahun Benti; Asphalt Stages: Pickup Basketball and the Performance of Blackness, Michael Hanson; The Marimba Still Sounds: Building Cultural Pride and Political Resistance through Afro-Ecuadorian Music and Dance, Troy Peters; Transnational Politics: A Note on Black Americans and the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, Ruth Simms Hamilton; The African Diaspora in the Twenty-first Century: The Past is Prologue, Elliott P. Skinner.
Ruth Simms Hamilton was a teacher and researcher at Michigan State University for 35 years, who won many awards for her work. She was Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs, Director of the African Diaspora Research Project, and a core faculty member of the African Studies Center and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University.
"In this carefully researched and beautifully written volume, leading scholars contribute mightily to our historical and contemporary knowledge of the African Diaspora and its long and-important influence in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East. Routes of Passage will be of great interest for both academic specialists as well as the general reader.... an important advancement to the literature in African studies, race relations, world history, migration, and diaspora studies."