Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties

Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties

by James C. Hall
     
 

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment inheritance. Focusing on the work of six individuals—Robert Hayden, William Demby, Paule Marshall, John Coltrane, Romare Bearden, and W.E.B. DuBois—Mercy, Mercy Me seeks to recover an American tradition of evaluating the "dialectic of the Enlightenment."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195096095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Race and American Culture Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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