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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 recent essays during this assortment, even though, element to a resurgence of the topic of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the past due 20th- and twenty-first centuries. starting from disciplines as different as African American reviews, movie and tv, architectural experiences, and technological know-how fiction, the essays offer a provocative look at how and why slavery keeps to recur as a trope in American renowned culture.
by way of exploring how authors, filmmakers, historians, and others have interaction and problem the narrative of yankee slavery, this quantity invitations additional examine of slavery in its modern different types of human trafficking and compelled exertions and demanding situations the misperception that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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