Black Thunder

Black Thunder

by Anna Bontemps
     
 

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'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward students of gender, slavery and the sensibilities of the 1930s.'

-Nell Irvin PainterSee more details below

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'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward students of gender, slavery and the sensibilities of the 1930s.'

-Nell Irvin Painter

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'Gabriel Prosser's 1800 slave revolt allowed Bontemps to warn of the rebellion that would come of poverty and racial oppression. This metaphor of revolution is at the same time a highly pertinent representation of black masculinity that will reward students of gender, slavery and the sensibilities of the 1930s.' -Nell Irvin Painter
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Written in 1936 and based on an actual slave revolt, this critically acclaimed novel celebrates slave Gabriel Prossier's struggle to end racial oppression. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807063378
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,005,724
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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