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Author Ernest, John.

Title Liberation historiography : African American writers and the challenge of history, 1794-1861 / by John Ernest
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 426 pages)
Contents The theater of history -- Scattered lives, scattered documents : writing liberation history -- Multiple lives and lost narratives : (auto)biography as history -- The assembly of history : orations and conventions -- Our warfare lies in the field of thought : the African American -- Press and the work of history -- Epilogue : William Wells Brown and the performance of history
Summary As the story of the United States was recorded in pages written by white historians, early-19th-century African American writers faced the task of piecing together a counterhistory. Here, John Ernest demonstrates that African Americans created a body of writing in which the spiritual, the historical and the political are inextricably connected
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-412) and index
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Subject African American historians -- History -- 18th century.
African American historians -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Historiography.
Historiography -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Historiography -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003017902
ISBN 080782853X (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807855219 (paperback; alk. paper)
080786353X (electronic bk.)
9780807828533 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807855218 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780807863534 (electronic bk.)