The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925

The White Image in the Black Mind African American Ideas about White People How did African American slaves view their white masters As demons deities or another race entirely When nineteenth century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority did blacks agree If no

  • Title: The White Image in the Black Mind: African-American Ideas about White People, 1830-1925
  • Author: Mia Bay
  • ISBN: 9780195132793
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did African American slaves view their white masters As demons, deities or another race entirely When nineteenth century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree If not, why not How did blacks assess the status of the white race Mia Bay traces African American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America s shifting attHow did African American slaves view their white masters As demons, deities or another race entirely When nineteenth century white Americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree If not, why not How did blacks assess the status of the white race Mia Bay traces African American perceptions of whites between 1830 and 1925 to depict America s shifting attitudes about race in a period that saw slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and urban migration.Much has been written about how the whites of this time viewed blacks, and about how blacks viewed themselves By contrast, the ways in which blacks saw whites have remained a historical and intellectual mystery Reversing the focus of such fundamental studies as George Fredrickson s The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this mystery In doing so, she uncovers and elucidates the racial thought of a wide range of nineteenth century African Americans educated and unlettered, male and female, free and enslaved.

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    • Jocelyn says:

      I really like this book. Bay does a great job of presenting both the theoretical framework of 19th century ethnology and black folk thought through slave narratives. I wish she would have included the blues idiom in her final chapter. Otherwise, this is a wonderfully meticulous work.

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