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The Resource Black culture and Black consciousness : Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom, Lawrence W. Levine

Black culture and Black consciousness : Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom, Lawrence W. Levine

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Black culture and Black consciousness : Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom
Title
Black culture and Black consciousness
Title remainder
Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence W. Levine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When this book first appeared in 1977, it marked a revolution in the understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, the author uncovered a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts--work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the "cultural turn" in American history, this book profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levine, Lawrence W
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.A47
LC item number
L49 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Folklore
Label
Black culture and Black consciousness : Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom, Lawrence W. Levine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sacred world of black slaves -- The meaning of slave tales -- Freedom, culture, and religion -- The rise of secular song -- Black laughter -- A pantheon of heroes
Control code
ocn123916505
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780195305685
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2007281986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1002156
  • (Sirsi) o123916505
  • (OCoLC)123916505
Label
Black culture and Black consciousness : Afro-American folk thought from slavery to freedom, Lawrence W. Levine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-505) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sacred world of black slaves -- The meaning of slave tales -- Freedom, culture, and religion -- The rise of secular song -- Black laughter -- A pantheon of heroes
Control code
ocn123916505
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780195305685
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2007281986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1002156
  • (Sirsi) o123916505
  • (OCoLC)123916505

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