Going Through the Storm The Influence of African American Art in History

ISBN-10: 019508604X
ISBN-13: 9780195086041
Authors: Sterling Stuckey
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Upon his arrival in the North, Frederick Douglass found, to his utter astonishment, "persons who could speak of the singing among slaves as the evidence of their contentment and happiness." As late as 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois observed that African American spirituals had led naive whites to believe that "life was joyous to the black slave, careless and happy." While these misconceptions have largely disappeared, the history of African American culture--and its importance to American history as a whole--is still a subject little understood by the majority of Americans. In Going through the Storm, Sterling Stuckey offers a compelling look at one of the world's richest cultural traditions. He…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 320 Dimensions: 9.34" wide x 6.30" long x 0.69" tall Weight: 1.012 lbs. Language: English