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Black skin, blue books : African Americans and Wales, 1845-1945

Author: Daniel G Williams
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012.
Series: Writing Wales in English.; CREW series of critical and scholarly studies.
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This is a ground breaking comparative study of the fascinating connections between African Americans and the Welsh, beginning in the era of slavery and concluding with the experiences of African  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel G Williams
ISBN: 9780708325322 0708325327
OCLC Number: 847595152
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 357 p. :) ill.
Contents: Introduction 1. Black Skins, Blue Books: Frederick Douglass, Abolitionism and Victorian Wales Wales and Transatlantic Abolitionism Translating Slavery Nationalism, Assimilation and 'Miscegenation' Conclusion 2. 'In the Wide Margin': Modernism and Ethnic Renaissance in Harlem and Wales Double Consciousnesses and the Bourgeoisie Modernism is Ordinary Gender, Anthropology and the Folk Conclusion 3. 'They feel me a part of that land': Paul Robeson, Race and the Making of Modern Wales Robeson's Political and Cultural Thought: Nationalism and Internationalism Robeson's Image: from The Emperor Jones to The Proud Valley 'Aren't We All Black Down that Pit?': Robeson, Race and the Welsh Industrial Novel. Conclusion 4. The Invisible Man's Welsh Routes: Ralph Ellison in Wartime Wales 'The Star Spangled Banner': 'Black Yanks' in Britain 'Our national anthem' and 'God Save the King': Welsh Identities 'The Internationale': Making Connections Conclusion Conclusion: 1945
Series Title: Writing Wales in English.; CREW series of critical and scholarly studies.
Responsibility: Daniel G. Williams.

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The connections between the slave trade and its abolition in the United States and England have been amply documented. Those between African Americans and Celtic peoples and cultures, however, remain Read more...

 
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