Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom

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Oxford University Press, 1978 - Social Science - 522 pages
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Contents

THE SACRED WORLD OF BLACK SLAVES
3
A Question of Origins
19
Slave Folk Beliefs
55
THE MEANING OF SLAVE TALES
83
The Animal Trickster
102
The Slave as Trickster
121
FREEDOM CULTURE AND RELIGION 3
136
The Fate of the Sacred World 1
155
Secular Song and Cultural ValuesBlack and White
270
BLACK LAUGHTER 198
298
The Economy of Laughter
320
The Ritual of Insult
344
The Community of Laughter
358
The Slave as Hero
386
Bad Men and Bandits
407
John Henry to Joe Louis
420

The Development of Gospel Song
174
THE RISE OF SECULAR SONG 9
190
The Blues
217
Secular Song and Protest
239
EPILOGUE
441
INDEX
507
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