Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915

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$35.94
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University of Massachusetts Press
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360
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6.04 X 8.88 X 0.91 inches | 1.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781558495289

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Reviews
"Kachun has a sophisticated understanding of the significance of public rituals, parades, commemoration, and memorialization in both the nineteenth-century black community and the country at large. He succeeds in showing the multiple layers of contested memory, as some black leaders embraced national reconciliation, and others did not."
"Kachun's main contribution is his painstaking tracing of the various means by which black people celebrated their role on the nation's stage and used the past in contemporary political developments. Kachun does a particularly nice job of describing the divisions within the black community, indicating that the leaders were not always happy with the behavior of participants at freedom day celebrations and showing how these celebrations lost their force after the turn of the century."