Black Imagination and the Middle Passage

Paperback | August 15, 1999

EditorMaria Diedrich, Henry Louis Gates, Carl Pedersen

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This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes abroad topographical and temporal context for the Passage that extends from the interior of Africa across the Atlantic and to the interior of the Americas, and from the beginning of the Passage to the present day. A collective narrative of itinerant cultural consciousness as represented in histories,myths, and arts, these contributions conceptualize the meaning of the Middle Passage for African American and American history, literature, and life.

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This volume of essays examines the forced dispossession caused by the Middle Passage. The book analyzes the texts, religious rites, economic exchanges, dance, and music it elicited, both on the transatlantic journey and on the American continent. The totality of this collection establishes abroad topographical and temporal context for ...

Maria Diedrich is at University of Muenster. Henry Louis Gates is at Harvard University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195126416

ISBN - 13:9780195126419

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"Richly interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse, the articles analyze various genres of traditional sources and literary texts as well as religious rites, economic exchanges, and dance and musical forms."--Choice