By Margaret Malamud

a brand new wave of analysis in black classicism has emerged within the twenty first century that explores the position performed via the classics within the higher cultural traditions of black the US, Africa and the Caribbean. Addressing a spot during this scholarship, Margaret Malamud investigates why and the way advocates for abolition and black civil rights (both black and white) deployed their wisdom of classical literature and historical past of their fight for black liberty and equality within the usa. African american citizens boldly staked their very own claims to the classical international: they deployed texts, principles and photographs of historic Greece, Rome and Egypt so one can identify their authority in debates approximately slavery, race, politics and schooling. A primary argument of this publication is that wisdom and deployment of Classics was once a strong weapon and power for resistance—as inconceivable as that may look now—when wielded by means of black and white activists devoted to the abolition of slavery and the tip of the social and fiscal oppression of loose blacks. The e-book considerably expands our figuring out of either black historical past and classical reception within the United States.

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