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Author Holloway, Jonathan Scott.
Title Jim Crow Wisdom : Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940 / Jonathan Scott Holloway.
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
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 Floor2  E185.625 .H64 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index.
Summary "How do we balance the desire for tales of exceptional accomplishment with the need for painful doses of reality? How hard do we work to remember our past or to forget it? These are some of the questions that Jonathan Scott Holloway addresses in this exploration of race memory from the dawn of the modern civil rights era to the present. Relying on social science, documentary film, dance, popular literature, museums, memoir, and the tourism trade, Holloway explores the stories black Americans have told about their past and why these stories are vital to understanding a modern black identity. In the process, Holloway asks much larger questions about the value of history and facts when memories do violence to both. Making discoveries about his own past while researching this book, Holloway weaves first-person and family memories into the traditional third-person historian's perspective. The result is a highly readable, rich, and deeply personal narrative that will be familiar to some, shocking to others, and thought-provoking to everyone"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Race awareness -- United States.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Psychology.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Memory -- Sociological aspects.
Holloway, Jonathan Scott.
ISBN 9781469610702 hardback
1469610701 hardback
OCLC number 838415618