Black Prometheus

Black Prometheus
Author: Jared Hickman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190272589
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Prometheus Book Excerpt:

An innovative transnational literary study, Black Prometheus tracks the mythical figure's surprising resonance in Anglo-American antislavery discourse from 1800 until the end of the U.S. Civil War.

Black Prometheus

Black Prometheus
Author: Benjamin Szumskyj
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2007-03
ISBN: 9780913045145
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Prometheus Book Excerpt:

Essays of literary criticism on fantasy author Karl Edward Wagner.

Black Jacks

Black Jacks
Author: W. Jeffrey. Bolster
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN: 0674028473
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Jacks Book Excerpt:

Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.Bolster brings an intimate understanding of the sea to this extraordinary chapter in the formation of black America. Because of their unusual mobility, sailors were the eyes and ears to worlds beyond the limited horizon of black communities ashore. Sometimes helping to smuggle slaves to freedom, they were more often a unique conduit for news and information of concern to blacks.But for all its opportunities, life at sea was difficult. Blacks actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen, but were often outsiders within it. Capturing that tension, Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together--even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart--but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. Bolster traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America.An epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring, Black Jacks is African Americans' freedom story presented from a fresh perspective.

Black Reconstruction in America

Black Reconstruction in America
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 1351376616
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Reconstruction in America Book Excerpt:

After four centuries of bondage, the nineteenth century marked the long-awaited release of millions of black slaves. Subsequently, these former slaves attempted to reconstruct the basis of American democracy. W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest intellectual leaders in United States history, evaluates the twenty years of fateful history that followed the Civil War, with special reference to the efforts and experiences of African Americans. Du Bois's words best indicate the broader parameters of his work: "the attitude of any person toward this book will be distinctly influenced by his theories of the Negro race. If he believes that the Negro in America and in general is an average and ordinary human being, who under given environment develops like other human beings, then he will read this story and judge it by the facts adduced." The plight of the white working class throughout the world is directly traceable to American slavery, on which modern commerce and industry was founded, Du Bois argues. Moreover, the resulting color caste was adopted, forwarded, and approved by white labor, and resulted in the subordination of colored labor throughout the world. As a result, the majority of the world's laborers became part of a system of industry that destroyed democracy and led to World War I and the Great Depression. This book tells that story.

Cinema Black Suffering and Theodicy

Cinema  Black Suffering  and Theodicy
Author: Shayne Lee
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1666904228
Category: African Americans in motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinema Black Suffering and Theodicy Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes how films depict God when black characters experience suffering and tragedy to elucidate how cinema often portrays a God that is considered supportive, yet who does little to mitigate suffering. This sparks theodical contemplation on the role of divinity in protecting people from the consequences of human depravity.

Black Reconstruction in America The Oxford W E B Du Bois

Black Reconstruction in America  The Oxford W  E  B  Du Bois
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN: 019938567X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Reconstruction in America The Oxford W E B Du Bois Book Excerpt:

W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Black Reconstruction in America tells and interprets the story of the twenty years of Reconstruction from the point of view of newly liberated African Americans. Though lambasted by critics at the time of its publication in 1935, Black Reconstruction has only grown in historical and literary importance. In the 1960s it joined the canon of the most influential revisionist historical works. Its greatest achievement is weaving a credible, lyrical historical narrative of the hostile and politically fraught years of 1860-1880 with a powerful critical analysis of the harmful effects of democracy, including Jim Crow laws and other injustices. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by David Levering Lewis, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

Make Yourselves Gods

Make Yourselves Gods
Author: Peter Coviello
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN: 022647447X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Yourselves Gods Book Excerpt:

From the perspective of Protestant America, nineteenth-century Mormons were the victims of a peculiar zealotry, a population deranged––socially, sexually, even racially––by the extravagances of belief they called “religion.” Make Yourselves Gods offers a counter-history of early Mormon theology and practice, tracking the Saints from their emergence as a dissident sect to their renunciation of polygamy at century’s end. Over these turbulent decades, Mormons would appear by turns as heretics, sex-radicals, refugees, anti-imperialists, colonizers, and, eventually, reluctant monogamists and enfranchised citizens. Reading Mormonism through a synthesis of religious history, political theology, native studies, and queer theory, Peter Coviello deftly crafts a new framework for imagining orthodoxy, citizenship, and the fate of the flesh in nineteenth-century America. What emerges is a story about the violence, wild beauty, and extravagant imaginative power of this era of Mormonism—an impassioned book with a keen interest in the racial history of sexuality and the unfinished business of American secularism.

Contours of African American Politics

Contours of African American Politics
Author: Georgia A. Persons
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1412851122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contours of African American Politics Book Excerpt:

Contours of African American Politics chronicles the systematic study of African American politics and its subsequent recognition as an established field of scholarly inquiry. African American politics emanates from the demands of the prolonged struggle for black liberation and empowerment. Hence, the study of African American politics has sought to track, codify, and analyze the struggle that has been mounted, and to understand the historic and changing political status of African Americans within American society. The notion of a post-racial America is one that was birthed by the election of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States. However, another reality is equally compelling: that for some time now, many African American aspirants for elective office have run against race-specific issues, putting individual desires to win office above the conventionally defined collective interests of black folk. Clearly, the Obama presidential election crystallized a complexity of change that had been underway in America prior to his election. Indeed, did the Obama election signal the end of black politics? Does race remain a useful construct for framing the collective interests of African Americans? Volume III of Contours of African American Politics examines all of these questions in an effort to understand the more poignant question of the future of that which we have known as black politics.

Black Music Black Poetry

Black Music  Black Poetry
Author: Gordon E. Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317173910
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Music Black Poetry Book Excerpt:

Black Music, Black Poetry offers readers a fuller appreciation of the diversity of approaches to reading black American poetry. It does so by linking a diverse body of poetry to musical genres that range from the spirituals to contemporary jazz. The poetry of familiar figures such as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes and less well-known poets like Harryette Mullen or the lyricist to Pharaoh Sanders, Amos Leon Thomas, is scrutinized in relation to a musical tradition contemporaneous with the lifetime of each poet. Black music is considered the strongest representation of black American communal consciousness; and black poetry, by drawing upon such a musical legacy, lays claim to a powerful and enduring black aesthetic. The contributors to this volume take on issues of black cultural authenticity, of musical imitation, and of poetic performance as displayed in the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, Michael Harper, Nathaniel Mackey, Jayne Cortez, Harryette Mullen, and Amos Leon Thomas. Taken together, these essays offer a rich examination of the breath of black poetry and the ties it has to the rhythms and forms of black music and the influence of black music on black poetic practice.

Ancient Theatre and Performance Culture around the Black Sea

Ancient Theatre and Performance Culture around the Black Sea
Author: David Braund,Edith Hall,Rosie Wyles
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN: 1107170591
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Theatre and Performance Culture around the Black Sea Book Excerpt:

Presents a landmark study combining key specialists around the region with well-established international scholars, from a wide range of disciplines.

Race Romanticism and the Atlantic

Race  Romanticism  and the Atlantic
Author: Paul Youngquist
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1317072197
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Romanticism and the Atlantic Book Excerpt:

In highlighting the crucial contributions of diasporic people to British cultural production, this important collection defamiliarizes prevailing descriptions of Romanticism as the expression of a national character or culture. The contributors approach the period from the perspective of the Atlantic maritime economy, making a strong case for viewing British Romanticism as the effect of myriad economic and cultural exchanges occurring throughout a circum-Atlantic world driven by an insatiable hunger for sugar and slaves. Typically taken for granted, the material contributions of slaves, sailors, and servants shaped Romanticism both in spite of and because of the severe conditions they experienced throughout the Atlantic world. The essays range from Sierra Leone to Jamaica to Nova Scotia to the metropole, examining not only the desperate circumstances of diasporic peoples but also the extraordinary force of their creativity and resistance. Of particular importance is the emergence of race as a category of identity, class, and containment. Race, Romanticism, and the Atlantic explores that process both economically and theoretically, showing how race ensures the persistence of servitude after abolition. At the same time, the collection never loses sight of the extraordinary contributions diasporic peoples made to British culture during the Romantic era.

Empire of Ruin

Empire of Ruin
Author: John Levi Barnard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190663596
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Ruin Book Excerpt:

Introduction: Black classicism in the American empire -- Phillis Wheatley and the affairs of state -- In plain sight: slavery and the architecture of democracy -- Ancient history, American time: Charles Chesnutt and the sites of memory -- Crumbling into dust: conjure and the ruins of empire -- National monuments and the residue of history

In Respect to Egotism

In Respect to Egotism
Author: Joel Porte
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 1991-07-26
ISBN: 0521362733
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Respect to Egotism Book Excerpt:

Throughout this important 1991 study of American Romanticism Professor Porte offers provocative reassessments of familiar and less familiar texts. Throughout this important new study of American Romanticism Professor Porte offers provocative reassessments of familiar and less familiar texts.

Between Ethics and Aesthetics

Between Ethics and Aesthetics
Author: Dorota Glowacka,Stephen Boos
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 0791489493
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Ethics and Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

Annotation Scholars bring philosophy, social and political thought, women's studies, theology, Holocaust studies, and other offerings to a forum presenting current discussion on the connection and divide between ethics and aesthetics, posed as one of the most important issues in contemporary theoretical debates. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Dance Musicians

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Dance Musicians
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Dance Musicians Book Excerpt:

Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age

Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age
Author: Vincent P. Pecora
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN: 0192593080
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age Book Excerpt:

European culture after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 was no stranger to ancient beliefs in an organic, religiously sanctioned, and aesthetically pleasing relationship to the land. The many resonances of this relationship form a more or less coherent whole, in which the supposed cosmopolitanism of the modern age is belied by a deep commitment to regional, nationalist, and civilizational attachments, including a justifying theological armature, much of which is still with us today. This volume untangles the meaning of the vital geographies of the period, including how they shaped its literature and intellectual life.

African American Philosophers and Philosophy

African American Philosophers and Philosophy
Author: Stephen Ferguson II,John McClendon III
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN: 1350057975
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Philosophers and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This book presents the first introduction to African American academic philosophers, exploring their concepts and ideas and revealing the critical part they have played in the formation of philosophy in the USA. The book begins with the early years of educational attainment by African American philosophers in the 1860s. To demonstrate the impact of their philosophical work on general problems in the discipline, chapters are broken down into four major areas of study: Axiology, Social Science, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Science. Providing personal narratives on individual philosophers and examining the work of figures such as H. T. Johnson, William D. Johnson, Joyce Mitchell Cooke, Adrian Piper, William R. Jones, Roy D. Morrison, Eugene C. Holmes, and William A. Banner, the book challenges the myth that philosophy is exclusively a white academic discipline. Packed with examples of struggles and triumphs, this engaging introduction is a much-needed approach to studying philosophy today.

Time and Antiquity in American Empire

Time and Antiquity in American Empire
Author: Mark Storey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN: 019264498X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Antiquity in American Empire Book Excerpt:

This is a book about two empires—America and Rome—and the forms of time we create when we think about them together. Ranging from the eighteenth century to the present day, through novels, journalism, film, and photography, Time and Antiquity in American Empire reconfigures our understanding of how cultural and political life has generated an analogy between Roman antiquity and the imperial US state—both to justify and perpetuate it, and to resist and critique it. The book takes in a wide scope, from theories of historical time and imperial culture, through the twin political pillars of American empire—republicanism and slavery—to the popular genres that have reimagined America's and Rome's sometimes strange orbit: Christian fiction, travel writing, and science fiction. Through this conjunction of literary history, classical reception studies, and the philosophy of history, however, Time and Antiquity in American Empire builds a more fundamental inquiry: about how we imagine both our politics and ourselves within historical time. It outlines a new relationship between text and context, and between history and culture; one built on the oscillating, dialectical logic of the analogy, and on a spatialising of historical temporality through the metaphors of constellations and networks. Offering a fresh reckoning with the historicist protocols of literary study, this book suggests that recognizing the shape of history we step into when we analogize with the past is also a way of thinking about how we have read—and how we might yet read.

Black Dionysus

Black Dionysus
Author: Kevin J. Wetmore
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2003-03-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Dionysus Book Excerpt:

African American adaptations of Greek tragedy on the continuum of these two models are then discussed, and plays by Peter Sellars, Adrienne Kennedy, Lee Breuer, Rita Dove, Jim Magnuson, Ernest Ferlita, Steve Carter, Silas Jones, Rhodessa Jones and Derek Walcott are analyzed."--BOOK JACKET.

The Development of Attic Black figure

The Development of Attic Black figure
Author: John Davidson Beazley,Sir John Davidson Beazley
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1951-01-01
ISBN: 9780520055933
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Attic Black figure Book Excerpt:

The eight lectures that comprise this edition were first delivered by John Davidson Beazley in 1949. They were published in 1951 and soon became a of classical study of ancient Greek vases. This revised edition includes many additional illustrations.