Race and the Writing of History: Riddling the Sphinx by Maghan Keitaespite increased interest in recent years in the role of race in Western culture, scholars have neglected much of the body of work produced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by black intellectuals. Keita examines the controversial legacy of writing history in America and offers a new perspective on the challenge of building new historiographies and epistemologies. As a result, this book sheds new light on how ideas about race and racism have shaped the stories we tell about ourselves.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2000-11-30
African American History in the 17th and 18th Century
Saltwater Slavery by Stephanie E. SmallwoodStephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves.
Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760-1835 by Cedrick MayCedrick May looks at the work of a group of pivotal African American writers who helped set the stage for the popularization of African American evangelical texts and the introduction of black intellectualism into American political culture: Jupiter Hammon, Phillis Wheatley, John Marrant, Prince Hall, Richard Allen, and Maria Stewart.
A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America by Stephen G. HallHall recaptures and reconstructs a rich but largely overlooked tradition of historical writing by African Americans. Hall charts the origins, meanings, methods, evolution, and maturation of African American historical writing from the period of the Early Republic to the twentieth-century professionalization of the larger field of historical study. He demonstrates how these works borrowed from and engaged with ideological and intellectual constructs from mainstream intellectual movements including the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism.
Dark Victorians by Vanessa D. DickersonDark Victorians illuminates the cross-cultural influences between white Britons and black Americans during the Victorian age. In carefully analyzing literature and travel narratives by Ida B. Wells, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Carlyle, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others, Vanessa D. Dickerson reveals the profound political, racial, and rhetorical exchanges between the groups.
Great Slave Narratives by Arna Bontemps (selected and introduced by)Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of African American history and writing.
The slave narrative; an American genre / A. Bontemps -- The life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / written by himself -- The fugitive blacksmith; or, Events in the history of James W.C. Pennington, pastor of a Presbyterian church, New York, formerly a slave in the State of Maryland -- Running a thousand miles for freedom; or, The escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery.
Call Number: E444 .B67 1969
Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies by Elizabeth McHenryMcHenry delves into archival sources, including the records of past literary societies and the unpublished writings of their members. She examines particular literary associations, including the Saturday Nighters of Washington, D.C., whose members included Jean Toomer and Georgia Douglas Johnson. She shows how black literary societies developed, their relationship to the black press, and the ways that African American women's clubs-which flourished during the 1890s-encouraged literary activity.
Call Number: PS153.N5 M36 2002
Publication Date: 2002-10-31
The Atlantic Sound by Caryl PhillipsLiverpool, England; Accra, Ghana; Charleston, South Carolina. These were the points of the triangle forming the major route of the transatlantic slave trade. And these are the cities that acclaimed author Caryl Phillips explores--physically, historically, psychologically--in this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people. In a brilliantly layered narrative, Phillips combines his own observations with the stories of figures from the past.