New PDF release: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk

By Lawrence W. Levine

ISBN-10: 019530568X

ISBN-13: 9780195305685

ISBN-10: 0195305698

ISBN-13: 9780195305692

while Black tradition and Black Consciousness first seemed thirty years in the past, it marked a revolution in our figuring out of African American heritage. opposite to triumphing rules on the time, which held that African tradition disappeared quick less than slavery and that black americans had little staff delight, historical past, or cohesiveness, Levine exposed a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a wealthy and intricate African American oral culture, together with songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and lengthy narrative poems referred to as toasts--work that dated from ahead of and after emancipation. the truth that those rules and resources look so usual now could be largely due this publication and the scholarship that in its wake. A landmark paintings that was once a part of the "cultural flip" in American background, Black tradition and Black Consciousness profoundly encouraged a whole iteration of historians and is still learn and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a brand new preface reflecting at the writing of the booklet and its position inside highbrow traits in African American and American cultural history.

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