This lavishly illustrated book brings together for the first time a significant body of imagery devoted to the traditional culture of the African-American slave.
"The importance of this work thus extends beyond musicians to sociologists and Americanists…The work of two major figures in music history, this volume is recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above." -- Choice
"Must Read." -- Today's Books
"A valuable visual supplement to more traditional histories of the period." -- Booklist
Part I: The Colonial-Fedaralist Eras The African Legacy Everday Slave Life in the United States Part II: The Antebelum Era Church and ritual Leisure time in the Negro Quarters Part III: The Postbellum Era The Black Teacher as Institution Everyday Live after Emancipation