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History and Memory in African-American Culture.

Author: Genevieve Fabre; Robert O'Meally
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Genevieve Fabre; Robert O'Meally
ISBN: 9780198024552 019802455X 9781601299413 1601299419
OCLC Number: 475957353
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Black Writer's Use of Memory; 3. The Politics of Fiction, Anthropology, and the Folk: Zora Neale Hurston; 4. W.E.B. Du Bois and the Struggle for American Historical Memory; 5. African-American Commemorative Celebrations in the Nineteenth Century; 6. National Identity and Ethnic Diversity: "Of Plymouth Rock and Jamestown and Ellis Island"; or, Ethnic Literature and Some Redefinitions of America; 7. International Beacons of African-American Memory: Alexandre Dumas père, Henry O. Tanner, and Josephine Baker as Examples of Recognition.

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As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading.

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