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Page 7 - By 1638 slaves were introduced into Massachusetts, and in 1641 slavery was given legal sanction in that colony by the “Body of Liberties,” statutes prohibiting human bondage “unless it be lawfull Captives taken in just warres, and such strangers as willingly sell themselves or are sold to us.
Page 26 - an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one's aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by consolation of philosophy, but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-comic lyricism.”
Page 3 - this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul
Page 12 - to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture, to escape both death and isolation, to husband and use his best powers and his latent genius.” The historical quest of black Americans, their principal canonical story, in short, is for life, liberty, and wholenessthe full development and unity of self and
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All My Relatives: Community in Contemporary Ethnic American Literatures
Limited preview - 1994