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  1. Slavery, Southern Culture, and Education in Little Dixie, Missouri, 1820-1860

    By Jeffrey C. Stone

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This dissertation examines the cultural and educational history of central Missouri between 1820 and 1860, and in particular, the issue of master-slave relationships and how they affected education (broadly defined as the transmission of Southern culture). Although Missouri had one of the lowest...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Post-Soul Black Cinema

    Discontinuities, Innovations and Breakpoints, 1970-1995

    By William R. Grant

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This work examines and analyzes how the cinematic image of African Americans became a fixed image with strict rules of depiction both written and unwritten. And, how those very limited and under-informed images would not and could not be challenged or transformed until the power relations in the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers

    By Hilton Kelly

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book explores a profoundly negative narrative about legally segregated schools in the United States being "inherently inferior" compared to their white counterparts. However, there are overwhelmingly positive counter-memories of these schools as "good and valued" among former students,...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s

    Blackness and Genre

    By Novotny Lawrence

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    During the early years of the motion picture industry, black performers were often depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. Specifically, black males were portrayed as toms, coons and bucks, while the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Racial Discourse and Cosmopolitanism in Twentieth-Century African American Writing

    By Tania Friedel

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book engages cosmopolitanism—a critical mode which moves beyond cultural pluralism by simultaneously privileging difference and commonality—in order to examine its particular deployment in the work of several African American writers. Deeply influenced and inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois, the...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Words and Songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone

    Sound Motion, Blues Spirit, and African Memory

    By Melanie E. Bratcher

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book explores the relationship between three African American women's dance-art-music sensibilities within the context of a Pan African aesthetic. Its purpose is three-fold: to show commonalities between Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone's lives and original compositions; to codify,...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary African American Theater

    Afrocentricity in the Works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller

    By Nilgun Anadolu-Okur

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 4th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Black Liberation in the Midwest

    The Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri, 1964-1970

    By Kenneth Jolly

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book offers a response to the inadequate examination of the Midwest in Civil Rights Movement scholarship - scholarship that continues to ignore the city of St. Louis and the Black liberation struggle that took place there. Jolly examines this local movement and organizations such as the Black...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Swinging the Vernacular

    Jazz and African American Modernist Literature

    By Michael Borshuk

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    This book looks at the influence of jazz on the development of African American modernist literature over the 20th century, with a particular attention to the social and aesthetic significance of stylistic changes in the music....

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Movement Matters

    American Antiapartheid Activism and the Rise of Multicultural Politics

    By David Hostetter

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    Examining four decades of American antiapartheid activism, Movement Matters analyzes the long-term impact of the American antiapartheid movement on American civil religion. Exploring issues of race, politics and culture, the book presents a fresh look at the importance of antiapartheid activism in...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge