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African-American Alphabet: A Celebration of African-American and West Indian Culture, Custom, Myth, and Symbol

Hausman, Gerald; Rodriques, Kelvin

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ISBN 10: 0312139195 / ISBN 13: 9780312139193
Published by St Martins Pr, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Rust cloth spine, rust boards, gilt titles. With sepiatone photos and illustrations in text. An alphabetical catalogue of significant things, symbols, persons and events in African-American history. Suitable for adults or young adults. Book unread, near fine with pub's promo sheet laid in. DJ likewise near fine. 256 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14487

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Title: African-American Alphabet: A Celebration of ...

Publisher: St Martins Pr, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Presents a mix of myths, traditions, folklore, songs, stories, symbols, and essays

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In A-to-Z format, one entry for each letter of the alphabet, and each entry several pages long, the authors use key words to launch themselves on wide-ranging discussions of major traditions found in the common-linked cultures of Africa, black America, and the Caribbean. Entries range from "Amistad," the name of a slave ship involved in an important legal case in which captives intended for slavery were set free, to "Zion," a concept that was "for the African-American slave, a dream, a rhythm, a way of life where there was no suffering." In addition to a full commentary in each entry on the specific topic at hand and its relevance to black history and legends, the authors supply accompanying illustrations and lyrics of spirituals, poems, quotes from personal recollections, and other excerpted material to give additional dimension to their presentations. Not simply a book to have fun with, but also one to learn from. Brad Hooper

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