Cultural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity
n this book, Ron Eyerman explores the formation of the African-American identity through t he theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory: a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. He offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of identity-formation which have a truly universal significance, as well as providing a new and compelling account of the birth of African-American identity.
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