As globalization and the internet characterize the twenty first century, the twentieth century was characterized by the print and broadcast media and an accelerated movement of workers and students to the northern metropolises of the developed world. The United States of America, given its more than ten percent Black population, has been a magnet to Pan-African emigrants from Africa and the African-Diaspora. This book attempts to evaluate the impact of Pan-African immigrants on the Christian Church in the United States of America. The thesis of the book is that the peculiar impact of Black or Pan-African immigrants on the Church in the United States of America is directly related to the history of settlements of European peoples and the socio-religious cultivation of Pan-Africans under slavery and colonialism. It documents the colonial exploits of European conquistadors and missionaries. It also concurs with historical analysts who suggest that most of the European settlers in Britain's western Empire were Calvinist Protestants. It comes in two parts. The first is a historical monogram. It looks at the complexities of the North American society and the cultural diversity of the developed as well as developing world from where immigrants come to the United States of America. The second part is field research. The data is made easily accessible in fourteen tables. The paradox of Pan-African immigration is that it is an apparent British cultural invasion that is impacting both the White and Black population. That Pan-African immigrants are not in solidarity should not surprise anyone. The 1965 "Family Unification Act" and societal changes in the Third World affect the education and skill levels as well as the denominational affiliation of immigrants. Despite the mutual anxiety of Anglo- and African-American and the Pan-African immigrants, the immigrants have courageously breached the boundaries of both the African-American and White communities.
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Published August 25, 2006
Religion & Spirituality.