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Honoring the ancestors : an African cultural interpretation of Black religion and literature

Author: Donald Henry Matthews
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Donald Matthews affirms once and for all the African foundation of African-American religious practice. Because the Negro spiritual is the earliest extant body of African-American folk religious narration, Matthews believes that it holds the key to understanding African-American religion. He explores the works of such seminal black scholars as W.E.B. DuBois, Melville Herskovits, and Zora Neale Hurston, tracing the
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Henry Matthews
ISBN: 0195091043 9780195091045 0199963991 9780199963997
OCLC Number: 36407652
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Chicago.
Description: xiii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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