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Black Resistance in the Americas

1st Edition

Edited by D.A. Dunkley, Stephanie Shonekan

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150 pages

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All across the United States, in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and to how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of Black people around the world. This edited collection examines in-depth stories of resistance against slavery; narratives of resistance in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American literature; resistance in politics, education, religion, music, dance, and film, exploring a range of new perspectives from established and emerging researchers on Black communities. The chapters in this pivotal book discuss some of the mechanisms that Black communities have used to resist bondage, domination, disempowerment, inequality, and injustices resulting from their encounters with the West, from colonization to forced migration.

Reviews

"A valuable contribution to the current discussion on race and structural racism in both the United States and the Americas." --Cedric D. Burrows, Marquette University

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

Introduction

D.A. DUNKLEY

SECTION 1

Race, Nation, and Resistance in Brazil and The Caribbean

  1. Resistance and the Evaporation of Masters’ Authority: Two Brazilian Cases
  2. KARL MONSMA

  3. Rastafari: Race and Spirituality
  4. D.A. DUNKLEY

  5. Birth and Death of a Creole Nation
  6. RAYMOND RAMCHARITAR

  7. Black Man’s Cry in the Babylon System: A Comparative Analysis of Fela Kuti and Bob Marley
  8. STEPHANIE SHONEKAN

  9. On the Wings: Muralism as Feminist Political Praxis by Afro-Puerto Rican Women
  10. BETHZABETH COLÓN-PIZZINI

  11. A Geração Tombamento: Black Empowerment through Aesthetics in Salvador da Bahia
  12. JOSHUA REASON

  13. English Language Hegemony and STEM Education in the Caribbean
  14. WILTON LODGE

    SECTION 2

    African American Narratives of Resistance

  15. "No Scheme More Monstrous Could Have Been Invented": Slave Election Ceremonies and the New York Slave Conspiracy of 1741
  16. LAWRENCE CELANI

  17. Anna Julia Cooper’s Quintessential Resistance in the Early Pan-Africanist Voice of Women
  18. APRIL LANGLEY

  19. Unlikely Agents of Change: Desegregation at the University of Missouri
  20. MARY BETH BROWN

  21. Rewriting the Bible: The Jesus Figure in Black Atlantic Women’s Literature
  22. AURÉLIA MOUZET

  23. Big Chief: The Black Indian Tradition of New Orleans
  24. SASCHA (ALEXANDRA) JUST

  25. Black Nationalism and the Presidency of Donald Trump

STEPHEN C.W. GRAVES

Conclusion

STEPHANIE SHONEKAN

Index

About the Editors

D.A. Dunkley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Black Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Stephanie Shonekan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Black Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004040
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American
LIT004100
LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
POL004000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOC056000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)