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The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech By Shane White Graham White,

  • Title: The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech
  • Author: Shane White Graham White
  • ISBN: 9780807050279
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • This exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history A work of great originality and insight Ira Berlin Shane White and Graham White s book is a joy Branford Marsalis A fascinating book that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th and 19th century African Americans aThis exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history A work of great originality and insight Ira Berlin Shane White and Graham White s book is a joy Branford Marsalis A fascinating book that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th and 19th century African Americans at work, play, rest, and prayer This remarkable achievement demands a place in every collection on African American and U.S history and folklife Highly recommended Library Journal The authors have undertaken the difficult task of bringing to contemporary readers the sounds of American slave culture giving vibrancy and texture to a complex history that has been long neglected Booklist The book s strongest point is its attention to detail it will not only be valuable to young scholars, but to young performers and composers, especially with the explosion of interest in roots music, looking for new sources of original and searing music Ran Blake, Christian Science Monitor A lyrical and original treatment of the musical and spoken culture of American slaves This book is moving testimony to how scholarship can penetrate the transcendent spirit once considered exotic or unknowable, how historians can trace social survival to the human voice in slavery s heart of darkness David W Blight, professor of history, Yale University, and author of Race and Reunion The Civil War in American Memory A seminal study of a neglected aspect of Southern and African American culture and the approach to the topic is both creative and resourceful The book is highly recommended Michael Russert, The Multicultural ReviewShane White and Graham White, who are not related, are professor and honorary associate, respectively, in the history department at the University of Sydney, Australia They are the coauthors of Stylin African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit.
    The Sounds of Slavery Discovering African American History through Songs Sermons and Speech This exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history A work of great originality and insight Ira Berlin Shane Whi

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    1. I loved this book African Americans had had so much snatched from them, and there was so little recognition of their humanity, and yet they were able to establish communication, connection, and culture solely through their voices The accounts of the time are mostly from letters of white visitors to the south, and they had never heard anything like the rhthyms, harmonies, and vocal techniques that were all around them White people were also surprised at the constant mixture of spiritual and secul [...]

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