Long Black Song: Essays in Black American Literature and Culture

Long Black Song: Essays in Black American Literature and Culture

by Houston A. Baker Jr.
     
 

Long Black Song ought to be read by those who are interested in the black experience and to be pondered over by those who wish really to know the American experience. Mr. Baker's restatement of the roles of religion and education in black American life is emphatic, but explanation of the significance of the oral tradition in black culture, from slavery to the ghetto,…  See more details below

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Long Black Song ought to be read by those who are interested in the black experience and to be pondered over by those who wish really to know the American experience. Mr. Baker's restatement of the roles of religion and education in black American life is emphatic, but explanation of the significance of the oral tradition in black culture, from slavery to the ghetto, from the field-hand to contemporary blacks, is dramatic and will come as an eye-opener to many readers.

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Reprints the 1972 collection of essays based on lectures presented by Baker to the Yale Faculty Wives during the Fall of 1969. Baker has supplied a new introduction and suggests several bibliographies to augment the original one. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813904030
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
09/22/1972
Pages:
156
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Houston A. Baker, Jr. is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the editor of Black Literature in America and Twentieth Century Interpretations of Native Son.

University of Virginia Press

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