Slave Culture : Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America
In this major study of Afro-American culture, Sterling Stuckey explains how different African peoples interacted during the nineteenth century to achieve a common culture.
- Paperback | 438 pages
- 134.62 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
- 15 Dec 1988
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- Revised ed.
- black & white illustrations
Back cover copy
That essay's argument that slave culture flowed forth from an essentially autonomous value system in some ways anticipated the view of Africa's impact on slave consciousness that one finds in this book.
'a rich, provocative, and in many ways seminal interpretation that may force a reconsideration of the neglected depths of African culture in America.' Library Journal 'a spirited nationalist interpretation of Afro-American cultural history. It is an interpretation of considerable originality.' The New Republic 'powerful new book...A book as rich and thoughtful as this inevitably sparks questions.' The Nation 'a valuable contribution to the debate on African survivals and transmutations in American culture ... There is so much in Slave Culture to fascinate the student of America and the African Diaspora that one wishes that it could have been twice its length. Many of its points deserve greater space than the author has been able to give them.' George Shepperson, University of Edinburgh, Slavery and Abolition
About Sterling Stuckey
Sterling Stuckey is Professor of History at Northwestern University. Stuckey is also editor of The Ideological Origins of Black Nationalism.