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Black legacy : America's hidden heritage

Author: William Dillon Piersen
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a vast wealth of evidence - folktales, oral histories, religious rituals, and music - this book explores the pervasive if often unacknowledged influence of African traditions on American life. The result is a bold reinterpretation of American history that disrupts conventional assumptions and turns racial stereotypes inside out. William D. Piersen begins by examining a series of African and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Piersen, William Dillon, 1942-
Black legacy.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92041003
(OCoLC)27035272
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Dillon Piersen
ISBN: 0585084025 9780585084022
OCLC Number: 43475577
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 264 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. I. The Comforts of Job. 1. Why God's Black Children Suffer. 2. "Das Duh Way Dey Ketch Um" --
pt. II. No Simple Black Folk Here. 3. A Resistance Too Civilized to Notice. 4. The Aristocratic Heritage of Black America. 5. "Duh Root Doctuh Wuz All We Needed" --
pt. III. Nigger in the Woodpile. 6. The Hidden Heritage of Mardi Gras. 7. The Mixed Bloodlines of the Early Ku Klux Klan. 8. Mammy, Indeed!
Responsibility: William D. Piersen.

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