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, besides the fact that, aspect 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 experiences, 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.
through exploring how authors, filmmakers, historians, and others have interaction and problem the narrative of yank slavery, this quantity invitations additional research of slavery in its modern kinds of human trafficking and compelled hard work and demanding situations the misunderstanding that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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