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Reclaiming the Black past : the use and misuse of African American history in the twenty-first century

Author: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this information overloaded twenty-first century, it seems impossible to fully discern or explain how we know about the past. But two things are certain. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all think historically on a routine basis. And our perceptions of history, including African American history, have not necessarily been shaped by professional historians. In this wide-reaching and timely book, Pero  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie
ISBN: 9781786632036 1786632039
OCLC Number: 1049574307
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : the enduring mystique of Black history --
"None of our hands are entirely clean" : Obama and the challenge of African American history --
Honoring "the gift of Black folk" : the contested meaning of Black History Month --
Dramatizing the Black past : twenty-first century Hollywood portrayals of Black history --
"Everything is funny" : humor, Black history, and African American comedians --
"So long in coming" : political and legal attempts to right past wrongs --
Afterword : displaying the Black past.
Other Titles: Use and misuse of African American history in the 21st century
Responsibility: Pero Gaglo Dagbovie.
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"During the Age of Obama, African American history has been processed, packaged, and delivered to the unsuspecting public by amateurs instead of professional historians. Pero Dagbovie exposes these Read more...

 
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