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- 2. Post-War America and the 'New Africa'The Rise and Fall of White America's African Golden Age; White Men's Self-Actualization in Changing Africa; Black Americans and the New Black Africa; Four White Women and the Mingling of Selves; 3. From Political to Personal: White and Black America Confront a Transformed Continent ; Return of the Black African Savage in the White American Mind; Two White Men and a Woman in the New Africa; Not Quite Home: Black Americans and Africa; The Rise and Fall of the Peace Corps; 4. Gendered American Quests in 'Timeless Africa'; Extreme Africa.Contents: Cover; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Preface: 'Africa in My Head' ; 1. 'Brightest Africa' in the Early Twentieth Century; African Visions: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Marcus Garvey; Manly White Men in Africa; White Women and Black Africans; White Missionaries in Africa; Black Americans Discover Africa.Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-376) and index.Major Secondary Sources Index ; About the Author.Self-Actualized White Men in Bloddy AfricaWhite Selves Deconstructed; Gendered Afrocenterisms; 5. Africa Cosmopolitan in the New Millennium ; The Persistence of White Quests; Travel and Africans; Missionaries and Other Do-Gooders; Black Americans and Africans; Cosmopolitanism; Conclusion: The in Between; Notes ; Primary Sources: Books ; Primary Sources: Films.Summary: A panoramic account of the role Africa has played in the American psyche, covering books, movies, music and more.