Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry

  • Authors
  • Lauri┬áRamey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Lauri Ramey
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lauri Ramey
    Pages 97-121
  4. Lauri Ramey
    Pages 123-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-197

About this book


In this insightful and provocative volume, Rameyreveals spirituals and slave songs to be a crucial element in American literature. This book shows slave songs'intrinsic value as lyric poetry, sheds light on their roots and originality, anddraws new conclusions on anart form long considereda touchstone of cultural imagination.


America Amerikanische Literatur lyric poetry

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