Slave Religion, Spirituals, and C.G. Jung.
An unusual self-published work, inscribed and signed by the author, intersecting the culture, music, and life of African Americans with the world of Jungian psychology. Academic and author Jon Michael Spencer has described this essay as a “product of Thorpe’s integration of musicology, theology, and psychology in an effort to broach the minds of the enslaved Africans in America and the psychological matrix of the South that was responsible for the conditions that produced the spirituals.”¹
Thorpe was a noted black historiographer, academic, and author; a Ohio State Ph.D. and long-time professor of history at North Carolina Central University, an historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.
Description: Slave Religion, Spirituals, and C.G. Jung.
Durham, N.C. : Harrington, 1983. 62pp. First edition. Quarto, paper wraps reinforced with black cloth tape, as issued. Some creases to front wrap and slightly so within; very good.
1. Spencer, Re-searching Black Music (University of Tennessee, 1996).