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The Resource Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz : African American traditions in Missouri, Rose M. Nolen

Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz : African American traditions in Missouri, Rose M. Nolen

Label
Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz : African American traditions in Missouri
Title
Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz
Title remainder
African American traditions in Missouri
Statement of responsibility
Rose M. Nolen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many African Americans in Missouri are the descendants of slaves brought by the French or the Spanish to the Louisiana Territory in the 1700s or by Americans who moved from slave states after the Louisiana Purchase in the 1800s. In Hoecakes, Hambone, and All That Jazz, Rose M. Nolen explores the ways in which those Missouri 2immigrants with a difference3{u2014}along with other Africans brought to America against their will{u2014}developed cultural, musical, and religious traditions that allowed them to retain customs from their past while adapting to the circumstances of the present. Nolen writes, 2Instead of the bond of common ancestors and a common language, which families had shared in Africa, the enslaved in the United States were bound together by skin color, hair texture, and condition of bondage. Out of this experience a strong sense of community was born.3 Nolen traces the cultural traditions shaped by African Americans in Missouri from the early colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction and shows how those traditions were reshaped through the struggles of the civil rights movement and integration. Nolen demonstrates how the strong sense of community built on these traditions has sustained African Americans throughout their history. Nolen focuses on some of the extraordinary Missourians produced by that community, among them William Wells Brown, 2the first black man born in America to write plays, a novel, and accounts of his travels in Europe, as well as a {u2018}slave narrative{u2019}3; John Berry Meachum, a former slave who founded a 2floating school,3 anchored in the Mississippi River and thus exempt from state law, where blacks could be educated; J. W. 2Blind3 Boone, the celebrated composer and concert pianist; Elizabeth Keckley, who purchased her freedom, started her own business, and became dress designer and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln; and Lucinda Lewis Haskell, daughter of a former slave, who helped establish the St. Louis Colored Orphan{u2019}s Home. Hoecakes, Hambone, and All That Jazz recalls the many advances African Americans have made throughout Missouri{u2019}s history and uses the accomplishments of individuals to demonstrate the considerable contribution of African American culture to Missouri and all of the United States."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1935-
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Nolen, Rose M.
Dewey number
305.896/0730778
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M7
LC item number
N65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
Label
Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz : African American traditions in Missouri, Rose M. Nolen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early customs and traditions -- Dreams of freedom -- Let my people go -- Building new lives -- Living with Jim Crow -- The slow death of Jim Crow -- A charge to keep
Control code
52895261
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780826215017
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003017588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hoecakes, hambone, and all that jazz : African American traditions in Missouri, Rose M. Nolen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early customs and traditions -- Dreams of freedom -- Let my people go -- Building new lives -- Living with Jim Crow -- The slow death of Jim Crow -- A charge to keep
Control code
52895261
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 147 pages
Isbn
9780826215017
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003017588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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