Patrick Manning, Andrew Mellon Professor of World History at the University of Pittsburgh, Emeritus, having now retired, seeks to pass on his collection of African Diaspora books to a scholar who will make use of them or an institution that will make them available to scholars.
The collection consists of about 250 volumes–mostly in English, some in French and other languages, addressing the history of the African diaspora in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the islands. This collection was important in the preparation of Prof. Manning’s synthetic study, The African Diaspora: A History through Culture (Columbia UP, 2009). A spread sheet listing the books individually (author, title, publisher, date) is available [it should be attached if possible]. Works address history, politics, culture, economic, literature, etc., across the past 500 years.
The decision on allocation of this collection of books will be made through the following process.