Ernest, John.

Liberation historiography : African American writers and the challenge of history, 1794-1861 / by John Ernest. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004. - xiv, 426 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-412) and index.

The theater of history -- Scattered lives, scattered documents : writing liberation history -- Multiple lives and lost narratives : (auto)biography as history -- The assembly of history : orations and conventions -- Our warfare lies in the field of thought : the African American -- Press and the work of history -- Epilogue : William Wells Brown and the performance of history.

080782853X (cloth : alk. paper) 0807855219 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Historiography--History--United States--19th century.
Historiography--History--United States--18th century.
African American historians--History--19th century.
African American historians--History--18th century.
African Americans--History--Historiography.--To 1863

E184.65 / .E76 2004

973/.0496073

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