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Author Hall, James C., 1960-

Title Mercy, mercy me : African American culture and the American sixties / James C. Hall.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.0496073 HALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Race and American culture.
Race and American culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book argues that American artistry in the 1960s can be understood as one of the most vital and compelling interrogations of modernity. James C. Hall finds that the legacy of slavery and the resistance to it have by necessity made African Americans among the most incisive critics and celebrants of the Enlightenment inheritance. Focusing on the work of six individuals--Robert Hayden, William Demby, Paule Marshall, John Coltrane, Romare Bearden, and W.E.B. DuBois--Mercy, Mercy Me seeks to recover an American tradition of evaluating the "dialectic of the Enlightenment."
Subject African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African American arts -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Modernism (Art) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
ISBN 0195096096 (acid-free paper)