The Resource Long past slavery : representing race in the Federal Writers' Project, Catherine A. Stewart

Long past slavery : representing race in the Federal Writers' Project, Catherine A. Stewart

Label
Long past slavery : representing race in the Federal Writers' Project
Title
Long past slavery
Title remainder
representing race in the Federal Writers' Project
Statement of responsibility
Catherine A. Stewart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1936 to 1939, the New Deal's Federal Writers' Project collected life stories from more than 2,300 former African American slaves. These narratives are now widely used as a source to understand the lived experience of those who made the transition from slavery to freedom. But in this examination of the project and its legacy, Catherine A. Stewart shows it was the product of competing visions of the past, as ex-slaves' memories of bondage, emancipation, and life as freedpeople were used to craft arguments for and against full inclusion of African Americans in society. Stewart demonstrates how project administrators, such as the folklorist John Lomax; white and black interviewers, including Zora Neale Hurston; and the ex-slaves themselves fought to shape understandings of black identity. She reveals that some influential project employees were also members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, intent on memorializing the Old South. Stewart places ex-slaves at the center of debates over black citizenship to illuminate African Americans' struggle to redefine their past as well as their future in the face of formidable opposition." -- From back cover
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Catherine A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal Writers' Project
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Collective memory
  • Cultural pluralism
  • United States
Label
Long past slavery : representing race in the Federal Writers' Project, Catherine A. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The passing away of the old-time Negro: folk culture, Civil War memory, and black authority in the 1930s -- Chapter Two. Committing mayhem on the body grammatic: the Federal Writers' Project, the American guide, and representations of black identity -- Chapter Three. Out of the mouths of slaves: the Ex-Slave Project and the "Negro question" -- Chapter Four. Adventures of a ballad hunter: John Lomax and the pursuit of black folk culture -- Chapter Five. The everybody who's nobody: black employees in the Federal Writers' Project -- Chapter Six. Conjure queen: Zora Neale Hurston and black folk culture -- Chapter Seven. Follow me through Florida: Florida's Negro writers' unit, the Ex-Slave Project, and the Florida Negro -- Chapter Eight. Rewriting the master('s) narrative: signifying in the ex-slave narratives -- Epilogue Freedom dreams: the last generation
Control code
ocn945184847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 353 pages
Isbn
9781469626260
Lccn
2015017267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945184847
Label
Long past slavery : representing race in the Federal Writers' Project, Catherine A. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The passing away of the old-time Negro: folk culture, Civil War memory, and black authority in the 1930s -- Chapter Two. Committing mayhem on the body grammatic: the Federal Writers' Project, the American guide, and representations of black identity -- Chapter Three. Out of the mouths of slaves: the Ex-Slave Project and the "Negro question" -- Chapter Four. Adventures of a ballad hunter: John Lomax and the pursuit of black folk culture -- Chapter Five. The everybody who's nobody: black employees in the Federal Writers' Project -- Chapter Six. Conjure queen: Zora Neale Hurston and black folk culture -- Chapter Seven. Follow me through Florida: Florida's Negro writers' unit, the Ex-Slave Project, and the Florida Negro -- Chapter Eight. Rewriting the master('s) narrative: signifying in the ex-slave narratives -- Epilogue Freedom dreams: the last generation
Control code
ocn945184847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 353 pages
Isbn
9781469626260
Lccn
2015017267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945184847

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