New PDF release: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk

By Lawrence W. Levine

ISBN-10: 019530568X

ISBN-13: 9780195305685

ISBN-10: 0195305698

ISBN-13: 9780195305692

whilst Black tradition and Black Consciousness first seemed thirty years in the past, it marked a revolution in our figuring out of African American heritage. opposite to triumphing rules on the time, which held that African tradition disappeared fast lower than slavery and that black american citizens had little staff satisfaction, heritage, or cohesiveness, Levine exposed a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a wealthy and complicated African American oral culture, together with songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and lengthy narrative poems referred to as toasts--work that dated from ahead of and after emancipation. the truth that those rules and resources look so normal now's largely due this e-book and the scholarship that in its wake. A landmark paintings that was once a part of the "cultural flip" in American historical past, Black tradition and Black Consciousness profoundly stimulated a complete iteration of historians and remains to be learn and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a brand new preface reflecting at the writing of the booklet and its position inside highbrow developments in African American and American cultural history.

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