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The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities
     

The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities

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Explores how a group of marginalized people crafted a uniquely New World ethnic identity that informed popular African American historical consciousness.

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Explores how a group of marginalized people crafted a uniquely New World ethnic identity that informed popular African American historical consciousness.

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“Bethel provides us with a very insightful study of the black experience in America.” —The Washington Times

“Highly recommended for collections on the pre-Civil War United States or African Americans.” —Library Jourbanal

Washington Times
A very insightful study of the black experience in America.
Booknews
Paperbound reprint of a 1997 work. Bethel (sociology, Lander U.) examines how African Americans crafted a New World ethnic identity, and how that sense of identity fueled efforts to claim and live a promised but undelivered democratic freedom. She looks at the eight decades between the Revolution and the Civil War, Reconstruction, the modern Pan-African movement, and the historical legacy of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312218362
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Rauh Bethel is Professor of Sociology at Lander University and author of "Promised Land: A Century of Life in a Negro Community" and "AIDS: Readings on a Global Crisis."

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