Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties by James C. Hall

Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties

byJames C. Hall

Hardcover | September 15, 2001

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americansamong the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment inheritance. Focusing on the work of six individuals--Robert Hayden, William Demby, Paule Marshall, John Coltrane, Romare Bearden, and W.E.B. DuBois--Mercy, Mercy Me seeks to recover an American tradition of evaluating the"dialectic of the Enlightenment."

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James C. Hall is at University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Title:Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American SixtiesFormat:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Hall's Mercy, Mercy Me is an important historical revision of the 'monolithic construction' of the sixties, particularly the Black Arts movement, solely in terms of a racial and cultural nationalism. ...Hall deftly restores a fuller voice to sixties artists too often straightjacketed withinan obligatory hermeneutics of racial protest."--American Literature