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By Marlene D. Allen,Seretha D. Williams

because the election of President Barack Obama, many pundits have declared that we live in a “post-racial America,” a tradition the place the legacy of slavery has been erased. the hot essays during this assortment, even though, element to a resurgence of the subject matter of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the past due 20th- and twenty-first centuries. starting from disciplines as assorted as African American reviews, movie and tv, architectural experiences, and technology fiction, the essays supply a provocative inspect how and why slavery keeps to recur as a trope in American renowned culture.
via exploring how authors, filmmakers, historians, and others have interaction and problem the narrative of yank slavery, this quantity invitations extra research of slavery in its modern varieties of human trafficking and compelled exertions and demanding situations the misunderstanding that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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