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Tap Roots

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 9780786412679
Pages : 283 pages
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Subversive Sounds

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226328694
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Subversive Sounds PDF Format Full Free by Charles B. Hersch and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-09-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Subversive Sounds probes New Orleans’s history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, police reports, newspaper accounts, and vintage recordings, Charles Hersch brings to vivid life the neighborhoods and nightspots where jazz was born. This volume shows how musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Nick La Rocca, and Louis Armstrong negotiated New Orleans’s complex racial rules to pursue their craft and how, in order to widen their audiences, they became fluent in a variety of musical traditions from diverse ethnic sources. These encounters with other music and races subverted their own racial identities and changed the way they played—a musical miscegenation that, in the shadow of Jim Crow, undermined the pursuit of racial purity and indelibly transformed American culture. “More than timely . . . Hersch orchestrates voices of musicians on both sides of the racial divide in underscoring how porous the music made the boundaries of race and class.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune


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Dancing the Ring Shout!

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Publisher : Jump At The Sun
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Pages : 32 pages
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The Sounds of Slavery

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Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780807050262
Pages : 241 pages
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Download The Sounds of Slavery PDF Format Full Free by Shane White and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects songs, speeches, and sermons that provide a revealing window into the sufferings of slaves, as well as some of the most revealing of such documents from the 1700s through the 1850s.


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Africanisms in American Culture

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253217493
Pages : 436 pages
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A Will to Choose

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ISBN 13 : 9780742552654
Pages : 317 pages
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Central Africans and Cultural Transformations in the American Diaspora

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521002783
Pages : 384 pages
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Slave Culture : Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0198021240
Pages : 444 pages
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Download Slave Culture : Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America PDF Format Full Free by Sterling Stuckey Professor of History Northwestern University and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1987-04-23 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How were blacks in American slavery formed, out of a multiplicity of African ethnic peoples, into a single people? In this major study of Afro-American culture, Sterling Stuckey, a leading thinker on black nationalism for the past twenty years, explains how different African peoples interacted during the nineteenth century to achieve a common culture. He finds that, at the time of emancipation, slaves were still overwhelmingly African in culture, a conclusion with profound implications for theories of black liberation and for the future of race relations in America. By examining anthropological evidence about Central and West African cultural traditions--Bakongo, Ibo, Dahomean, Mendi and others--and exploring the folklore of the American slave, Stuckey has arrived at an important new cross-cultural analysis of the Pan-African impulse among slaves that contributed to the formation of a black ethos. He establishes, for example, the centrality of an ancient African ritual--the Ring Shout or Circle Dance--to the black American religious and artistic experience. Black nationalist theories, the author points out, are those most in tune with the implication of an African presence in America during and since slavery. Casting a fresh new light on these ideas, Stuckey provides us with fascinating profiles of such nineteenth century figures as David Walker, Henry Highland Garnet, and Frederick Douglas. He then considers in detail the lives and careers of W. E. B. Dubois and Paul Robeson in this century, describing their ambition that blacks in American society, while struggling to end racism, take on roles that truly reflected their African heritage. These concepts of black liberation, Stuckey suggests, are far more relevant to the intrinsic values of black people than integrationist thought on race relations. But in a final revelation he concludes that, with the exception of Paul Robeson, the ironic tendency of black nationalists has been to underestimate the depths of African culture in black Americans and the sophistication of the slave community they arose from.


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Together Let Us Sweetly Live

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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13 : 025207419X
Pages : 231 pages
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Download Together Let Us Sweetly Live PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan C. David and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A forgotten and beautiful African American folk tradition reexamined Together Let Us Sweetly Live offers a rare look at the unique grassroots African American religious institutions called the Singing and Praying Bands. This folksong and ring shout tradition began in Chesapeake Bay country in the early nineteenth century, with a fusion of Methodist prayer meeting worship and African religious, danced song traditions. Although scholars have assumed ring shouts died out long ago, Jonathan C. David shows otherwise, ushering us inside tidewater communities of Maryland and Delaware where they continue to thrive. A traditional band service represents a cultural commitment to mutual aid, called "help," operating as a system of social reciprocity, as a performance aesthetic, and as the foundation of community spirituality. The book's nine chapters tell the story of the Singing and Praying Bands at these services through oral histories, each told by a different member of a group. Seventy-eight photographs along with various song notations bring the spirit of the culture to life. The author's introduction provides the historical and ethnographic context needed to understand the bands and their tradition. An accompanying CD of original field recordings provides an opportunity to hear the service as if you were there. A volume in the series Music in American Life


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Slave Religion

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780195174137
Pages : 397 pages
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The Knickerbockers

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Pages : 272 pages
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Choreographing History

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253116505
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Choreographing History PDF Format Full Free by Susan Leigh Foster and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1995-05-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "... I have used essays from the book to help dance graduate students push their thinking beyond the studio and their own physical experience and to realize the varied resources, approaches, and theoretical positions possible in writing about the body." -- Dance Research Journal "Choreographing History... assembles an impressive diversity of sites, disciplines and critical approaches... [and] includes not only historical bodies and discourses, but also the very bodies of the historians themselves." -- Parachute "This volume is not only full of gems (the very lineup of preeminent scholars is impressive), but is also a neat cross-section of the academic conventions and mannerisms of our time." -- Dance Chronicle "... [an] important step... in the ineluctable dance by postmodern historians across a bridge that spans the gaps among disciplines, between theory and practice, and betweeen present and past." -- Theatre Journal Historians of science, sexuality, the arts, and history itself focus on the body, merging the project of writing about the body with theoretical concerns in the writing of history.


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African American Religious Thought

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Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780664224592
Pages : 1054 pages
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Download African American Religious Thought PDF Format Full Free by Cornel West and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 1054 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Believing that African American religious studies has reached a crossroads, Cornel West and Eddie Glaude seek, in this landmark anthology, to steer the discipline into the future. Arguing that the complexity of beliefs, choices, and actions of African Americans need not be reduced to expressions of black religion, West and Glaude call for more careful reflection on the complex relationships of African American religious studies to conceptions of class, gender, sexual orientation, race, empire, and other values that continue to challenge our democratic ideals.


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Encyclopedia of Black Studies

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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN 13 : 1452265445
Pages : 568 pages
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Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135377073
Pages : 512 pages
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African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 13 : 1610699300
Pages : 413 pages
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The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalists

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313318481
Pages : 200 pages
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