Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History by Anthony S. ParentTrauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History by Anthony S. Parent

Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History

EditorAnthony S. Parent, Ulrike Wiethaus

Hardcover | April 23, 2013

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Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History explores the dual process of a refusal to remember, that is, the force of active forgetting, and the multiple ways in which Native Americans and African Americans have kept alive memories of conquest and enslavement. Complex narratives of loss endured during the antebellum period still resonate in the current debate over sovereignty and reparations.
Remembrances of events tinged with historical trauma are critical not only to the collective memories of American Indian and African American communities but, as public health research forcefully demonstrates, to their health and well-being on every level. Interdisciplinary dialogue and inquiry are essential to fully articulate how historical and contemporary circumstances have affected the collective memories of groups. Until recently, Southern whites have (nostalgically or dismissively) remembered American Indian and African American historical presence in the region. Their recollections silence the outrages committed and thus prevent the healing of inflicted trauma. Efforts of remembrance are at odds with intergenerational gaps of knowledge about family history and harmful stereotyping.
Anthony S. Parent Jr. received his PhD in history from UCLA. He is Professor of History and American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University. His scholarly focus areas are African America, colonial America, and the history of sexuality. His current research includes the transformation of Virginia slave society, a history of slave rebe...
Title:Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern HistoryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.06 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1433111861

ISBN - 13:9781433111860


Table of Contents

Contents: Walter Megael Harris: More Than a Slave (Poem) – Clara S. Kidwell: American Indian Lands and the Trauma of Greed – Anthony S. Parent Jr.: «Home» and »House» in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – Beth Norbrey Hopkins: The Making of an African American Family – Red Horse: Native Pride (Poem) – Margaret Bender: Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts – Margaret Zulick: The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America – Anthony S. Parent Jr.: Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance – Nina Maria Lucas: Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960 – Daniel A. Sean Little Bull: What If (Poem) – Rosemary White Shield With Suzanne Koepplinger: The Slavery Experience of American Indian Women – Gabrielle Tayac: IndiVisible: The Making of an Exhibition at the Museum of the American Indian – Christy M. Buchanan/Joseph G. Grzywacz/Laura N. Costa: African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths – Stephen B. Boyd: The Visceral Roots of Racism – Walter Megael Harris: Illusion of Life (Poem) – Ronald Neal: Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity – Ana-María González Wahl And Steven E. Gunkel: ‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina.