Essays Tagged: "African American studies"

Review of John Blassingame's "The Slave Community". Rather specialized, I'm afraid. Review of a book on slavery in the South.

Georgia, in 1940. Blassingame joined the faculty of Yale University in 1970, where he taught in the African American Studies, History and African departments. He chaired African American Studies for m ... n, Tia and John.In The Slave Community, Blassingame argues that despite their physical enslavement, African Americans avoided psychological enslavement and retained their culture through language, nam ...

(2 pages) 83 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Critical Essay on "Race Music" by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.

Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.'s book Race Music is an intensive study of African American music post World War II. The entire book is profoundly informed by the author's exp ... ic language, despite the fact that the book is probably read mostly by scholars of music theory and African American studies (a point he later brings up).Race Music explores the global influence and p ... mer and present scholars. Ramsey explains that his book is not a sequential and historical study of African American music. "This is not a comprehensive, strictly chronological study of African Americ ...

(15 pages) 101 0 4.6 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Black History

It is not so much the existence of departments and fields such as "English," "African American," "Women's Studies," and "Queer Theory" that is so much at issue as the type of sch ... the agenda of "Women's Studies" would entail only investigations of those gendered female, or that "African American Studies" would attend only to the "experiences" of those understood as black. These ... "Traditions and the canons that confirm them are made not born, constructed not spawned. . . . the African American literary canon is an exclusive club whose roster is determined by the tastes of a h ...

(1 pages) 430 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

who am i where did i come from

as that they came here to give their kids a better opportunity, so I should be thankful.Being of an African heritage my family has always been looked at as the underdogs. My maternal grandmother would ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays


Unintentionally or not, the liberty of African Americans was constantly jeopardized by legislation passed after the Civil War. Although sla ... d to restore their wealth by heavily relying on the forced labor of the colored man. The freedom of African Americans was not hindered only by unfair legislation but by financial restrictions and soci ... mnly dedicated to promote the changes that they needed. After Lincoln's death the cries for help of African Americans were not heard.[2: Du Bois, W. E. B., and David L. Lewis. "Looking Forward." In Bl ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History