African Americans and US Popular Culture
By (author) Kevern Verney
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African Americans and US Popular Culture by Kevern Verney
Book DescriptionThis volume is an authoritative introduction to the history of African Americans in US popular culture, examining its development from the early nineteenth century to the present. Kevern Verney examines: * the role and significance of race in all major forms of popular culture, including sport, film, television, radio and music * how the entertainment industry has encouraged racism through misrepresentations and caricatured images of African Americans. African Americans have made a unique contribution to the richness and diversity of US popular culture. Rooted in African society and traditions, black slaves in America created a dynamic culture which continues to evolve. Present day hip-hop and rap music are still shaped by the historical experience of slavery and the ongoing will to oppose oppression and racism. Any student of African-American history or cultural studies will find this a fascinating and highly useful book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415275286
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kevern Verney
Debate on Black Civil Rights in America, Paperback (March 2006)
This volume in the Issues in Historiography series examines the changing scholarly debate on individuals and events in African American history from the 1890s to the present. It highlights how over time the work of scholars has reflected both advances in academic understanding and wider developments in race relations in American society.
Black Civil Rights in America, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Kevern Verney
The authoritative introduction to the history of black civil rights in the USA, providing a clear and useful guide to the political, social and cultural history of black Americans and their pursuit of equality from 1865 to the present day.
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Author Biography - Kevern Verney
Kevern Verney is a Senior Lecturer in American History at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. He is the author of Black Civil Rights in America (Routledge 2000) and The Art of the Possible: Booker T. Washington and Black Leadership in the United States, 1881-1925 (Routledge 2001).
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