The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography ... From Sundown to Sunup, The Making of the Black Community.


The author argues that “enslaved Africans were not at all passive objects but [were] rather active and vital subjects of their own history. ...blacks were able to find room to maneuver, for tactics and strategies that enabled them to survive and, ultimately to destroy chattel slavery.” (dust jacket) This composite biography includes an examination of marriage and kinship, slave religion, and African mythology. From Sundown to Sunup is the first volume in a 19-volume series entitled The American Slave: A Composite Biography, later volumes of which examine slave narratives in the various Southern states.


Description: The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography ... From Sundown to Sunup, The Making of the Black Community.

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition. 208pp. Publisher’s cloth; dust jacket. Dust jacket with some edge wear and small chipping; Very Good in Good dust jacket.

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Price: $35.00

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