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African Americans and the Classics - Antiquity, Abolition and Activism (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,420 Discovery Miles 14 200
African Americans and the Classics - Antiquity, Abolition and Activism (Hardcover): Margaret Malamud
African Americans and the Classics - Antiquity, Abolition and Activism (Hardcover): Margaret Malamud

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African Americans and the Classics - Antiquity, Abolition and Activism (Hardcover)

Margaret Malamud

Series: Library of Classical Studies

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A new wave of research in black classicism has emerged in the 21st century that explores the role played by the classics in the larger cultural traditions of black America, Africa and the Caribbean. Addressing a gap in this scholarship, Margaret Malamud investigates why and how advocates for abolition and black civil rights (both black and white) deployed their knowledge of classical literature and history in their struggle for black liberty and equality in the United States. African Americans boldly staked their own claims to the classical world: they deployed texts, ideas and images of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt in order to establish their authority in debates about slavery, race, politics and education. A central argument of this book is that knowledge and deployment of Classics was a powerful weapon and tool for resistance-as improbable as that might seem now-when wielded by black and white activists committed to the abolition of slavery and the end of the social and economic oppression of free blacks. The book significantly expands our understanding of both black history and classical reception in the United States.

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Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Library of Classical Studies
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Margaret Malamud
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-78453-495-0
Barcode: 9781784534950
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history > Pre-Columbian period, BCE to 1500
Books > History > American history > Pre-Columbian period, BCE to 1500
LSN: 1-78453-495-1

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