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Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Sterling Stuckey

Abstract

This book traces the roots of black nationalist thought and culture in America over several centuries. Arguing that African influences were pervasive among slaves and have profoundly influenced African American and American life over the past 150 years, it considers the central question of how a single culture was formed out of a multiplicity of African ethnic groups in slavery. The book argues that the common culture fashioned by slaves gave rise to a Pan-Africanism that gave slaves identity and ideology that were related to the creative process itself, which made unity ever more likely. This ... More

Keywords: Black nationalism, Slave cultural forms, Ring Shout, Pinkster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sterling Stuckey, author
University Of California, Riverside