Liberation historiography : African American writers and the challenge of history, 1794-1861 / by John Ernest.

As the story of the United States was recorded in pages written by white historians, early-19th-century African American writers faced the task of piecing together a counterhistory. Here, John Ernest demonstrates that African Americans created a body of writing in which the spiritual, the historical...

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Main Author: Ernest, John.
Format: Electronic
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • The theater of history
  • Scattered lives, scattered documents : writing liberation history
  • Multiple lives and lost narratives : (auto)biography as history
  • The assembly of history : orations and conventions
  • Our warfare lies in the field of thought : the African American
  • Press and the work of history
  • Epilogue : William Wells Brown and the performance of history.