African Americans and US Popular Culture
By: Kevern Verney (author)Paperback
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This 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.
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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