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

4.18 avg rating
( 377 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195305692: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts--work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the "cultural turn" in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


The late Lawrence W. Levine was Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of History and Cultural Studies at George Mason University in Virginia. A former MacArthur fellow and a Past President of the Organization of American Historians, he was the author of a number of books, among them The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History, Highbrow/Lowbrow, and The People & the President: America's Extraordinary Conversation with FDR.

Review:


"Must be read by all who would understand the Afro-American experience and American culture in general."--Eugene D. Genovese


"Through an exhaustive investigation of black songs, folk tales, proverbs, aphorisms, verbal games and the long narrative oral poems known as 'toasts,' Levine argues that the value system of Afro-Americans can only be understood through an analysis of black culture.... His work ranks among the best books written on the Afro-American experience in recent years."--Al-Tony Gilmore, The Washington Post


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 82.00
US$ 62.54

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 5.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780195305685: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  019530568X ISBN 13:  9780195305685
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007
Softcover

9780195023749: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom (Galaxy Books)

Oxford..., 1978
Softcover

9780195020885: Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom

Oxford..., 1977
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Levine, Lawrence W.
Published by Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780195305692_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Levine, Lawrence W.
Published by OUP USA (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 83.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Levine, Lawrence W.
Published by OUP USA (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP USA, 2007. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 85.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lawrence W. Levine
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. 30th anniversary. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195305698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 94.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Levine, Lawrence W.
Published by Oxford University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0195305698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lawrence W. Levine
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. 30th Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts-work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the cultural turn in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history. Seller Inventory # APC9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lawrence W. Levine
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. 30th Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts-work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the cultural turn in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history. Seller Inventory # APC9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 115.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lawrence W. Levine
Published by Oxford University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195305698

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 120.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lawrence W. Levine
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 560 pages. Dimensions: 8.1in. x 5.4in. x 1.3in.When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts--work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the cultural turn in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 121.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Levine, Lawrence W.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195305698 ISBN 13: 9780195305692
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195305698 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780195305692

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 123.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds