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Afterimages of slavery : essays on appearances in recent American films, literature, television and other media

Author: Marlene D Allen; Seretha D Williams
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the election of President Barack Obama, many pundits have declared that we are living in a "post-racial America," a culture where the legacy of slavery has been erased. The essays in this collection, however, point to a resurgence of the theme of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the late twentieth- and twenty-first centuries"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene D Allen; Seretha D Williams
ISBN: 9780786464647 078646464X
OCLC Number: 761369376
Description: vi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Meditation, misremembering, creativity, and healing in Zakes Mda's Cion / Seretha D. Williams --
Black women's ghostly re-visions of history / Joanne Chassot --
Inhabitants of borderlands : (an)other world of subjugation / Ula Gabrielle Gaha --
"If I allow myself to listen" : slavery, historiography, and historical audition in David Bradley's The Chaneysville incident / Nicole Brittingham Furlonge --
Tricksterism, masquerades, and the legacy of the African diasporic past in Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight robber / Marlene D. Allen --
Written on the walls : reflections of shifting definitions of slavery and self in Toni Morrison's A mercy / Eugenia P. Bryan --
The Laveau folk heroine : contemporary fiction revises the slave narrative / Tatia Jacobson Jordan --
Hottentot Venus : unsettling the linear time of history and science / Z̆eljka S̆vrljuga --
Hollywood's white legal heroes and the legacy of slave codes / Katie Rose Guest Pryal --
The slave's cabin : from the back of the big house to the National Register of Historic Places / Angelita Reyes --
"Commence the great work" : the historical archive and unspeakable violence in Kyle Baker's Nat Turner / Jonathan W. Gray --
A comic routine : the place of slavery in identity formation for the twenty-first century / Laura Mae Lindo --
The slavery of the machine / Alexis Harley.
Responsibility: edited by Marlene D. Allen and Seretha D. Williams.

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"Since the election of President Barack Obama, many pundits have declared that we are living in a "post-racial America," a culture where the legacy of slavery has been erased. The essays in this collection, however, point to a resurgence of the theme of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the late twentieth- and twenty-first centuries"--Provided by publisher.

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