Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture
by Howard Dodson, Amiri Baraka, Gail Lumet Buckley, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Annette Gordon-Reed
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2003
List Price: $35.00
Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Imprint: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Parent Company: National Geographic Society
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The word jubilee means, among other things, a celebration in anticipation of future happiness. Based on new scholarship by the Schomburg Center, Jubilee presents a fresh, new perspective on how enslaved Africans triumphed over slavery. Working as creative agents of their own destiny within the shackles of slavery, enslaved Africans reinvented themselves as a new people - a new American people - laying the foundations for truly unique African-American social, cultural, political, and economic expressions throughout the Western Hemisphere. With almost two hundred illustrations, including early slave ship manifests, manumission papers, early photographs of slaves and of freed African-Americans, paintings, and artifacts from shackles to freedom quilts.
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