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History and memory in African-American culture

Author: Geneviève Fabre; Robert G O'Meally
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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The relation between history and memory has become an object of increasing attention among historians and literary critics. Through a team of leading scholars, this volume offers a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which an African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in books, art, performance, and oral documents.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
History and memory in African-American culture.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93037582
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geneviève Fabre; Robert G O'Meally
ISBN: 142373887X 9781423738879 9780195083965 0195083962 9780195083972 0195083970 1280443618 9781280443619
OCLC Number: 191951470
Description: 1 online resource (x, 321 p.) : ill.
Contents: The Black writer's use of memory / Melvin Dixon --
The politics of fiction, anthropology, and the folk : Zora Neale Hurston / Hazel Carby --
W.E.B. Du Bois and the struggle for American historical memory / David W. Blight --
African-American commemorative : celebrations in the nineteenth century / Geneviève Fabre --
National identity and ethnic diversity : "of Plymouth Rock and Jamestown and Ellis Island" : or, ethnic literature and some redefinitions of America / Werner Sollors --
International beacons of African-American memory : Alexandre Dumas père, Henry O. Tanner, and Josephine Baker as examples of recognition / Michel Fabre --
On the wrong side of the fence : racial segregation in American cemeteries / Angelika Krüger-Kahloula --
What one cannot remember mistakenly / Karen Fields --
History-telling and time : an example from Kentucky / Alessandro Portelli --
Memory and mass culture / Susan Willis --
Performing the memory of difference in Afro-Caribbean dance : Katherine Dunham's choreography, 1938-87 / VéVé Clark --
"With a whip in his hand" : rape, memory, and African-American women / Catherine Clinton --
Sherley Anne Williams' Dessa Rose : history and the disruptive power of memory / Andrée-Anne Kekeh --
Art history and Black memory : toward a "blues aesthetic" / Richard J. Powell --
On Burke and the vernacular : Ralph Ellison's boomerang of history / Robert G. O'Meally --
The journals of Charlotte L. Forten-Grimké : Les Lieux de Mémoire in African-American women's autobiography / Nellie Y. McKay --
Washington Park / Robert Stepto --
Between memory and history : Les Lieux de Mémoire / Pierre Nora.
Responsibility: edited by Geneviève Fabre, Robert O'Meally.

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The relation between history and memory has become an object of increasing attention among historians and literary critics. Through a team of leading scholars, this volume offers a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which an African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in books, art, performance, and oral documents.

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