Encyclopedia of African American Society

Encyclopedia of African American Society

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This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a qstreet levelq perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society is also the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trendsa€“slavery, segregation, qseparate but equalqa€“that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.New York: Norton, 1998. ... Arriving in Boston in July 1761 on the slave ship Phillis, her owners, John and Susanna Wheatley, named her after the ship that had brought her ... Some view our sable race with scornful eye, a€œTheir colour is a diabolic die. ... By the time Phillis was fourteen years old, she was publishing poetry in local New England newspapers such as the Mercury of Newport, Rhode Island.

Title:Encyclopedia of African American Society
Author: Gerald D. Jaynes
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2005-02-01

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