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The Myth of the Negro Past #2020

The Myth of the Negro Past Almost fifty years ago Melville Herskovits set out to debunk the myth that black Americans have no cultural past Originally published in his unprecedented study of black history and culture reco

  • Title: The Myth of the Negro Past
  • Author: Melville J. Herskovits
  • ISBN: 9780807009055
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Myth of the Negro Past By Melville J. Herskovits, Almost fifty years ago Melville Herskovits set out to debunk the myth that black Americans have no cultural past Originally published in 1941, his unprecedented study of black history and culture recovered a rich African heritage in religious and secular life, the language and arts of the Americas.

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    1. This book is so mis titled as to mislead the potential reader In fact, Herskovits argues against the notion, common when this was written 1941 , that the American descendents of slaves were a people without cultural history Herskovits details the many African elements in the culture of peoples of African descent in the new world, many of which extend across national borders Although Herskovits idea is now commonly accepted, the present day reader will still find many interesting themes elucidate [...]

    2. The novel by Melville J Herskovites is a complicated novel of myths of the negro past This novel is very difficult to unnderstand, but reading about my past helps me to comprehend how other cultures have tried to alter true events of black history.

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