Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom

Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom

by Lawrence W. Levine

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ISBN-13: 9780195023749
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/1978
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

About the Author

The late Lawrence W. Levine was Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of History and Cultural Studies at George Mason University in Virginia. A former MacArthur fellow and a Past President of the Organization of American Historians, he was the author of a number of books, among them The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History, Highbrow/Lowbrow, and The People & the President: America's Extraordinary Conversation with FDR.

Table of Contents

Preface to 30th Anniversary Edition
Preface
1. The Sacred World of Black Slaves
2. The Meaning of Slave Tales
3. Freedom, Culture, and Religion
4. The Rise of Secular Song
5. Black Laughter
6. A Pantheon of Heroes
Epilogue
Notes/Index

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