OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

ISBN : 9780190092498

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¥4,147
著者: 
Mitch Kachun
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328 ページ
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Paperback
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156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2020年03月
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First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream of the American historical narrative.

While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship.

This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academic histories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered-variously as either a hero or a villain-and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

目次: 

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Who Was This Man?

Chapter 2: The Dustbin of History: Crispus Attucks and American Amnesia, 1770s-1840s

Chapter 3: First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks and the Struggle for Citizenship in the Civil War Era

Chapter 4: Crispus Attucks Meets Jim Crow: The Segregation of American Memory, 1870s-1910s

Chapter 5: Crispus Attucks Meets the New Negro: Black History and Black Heroes between the World Wars

Chapter 6: Crispus Attucks Meets Dorie Miller: Black Patriotism and Activism in the World War II Era

Chapter 7: Crispus Attucks and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1950s-1970s

Chapter 8: Crispus Attucks from the Bicentennial to the Culture Wars, 1970s-1990s

Chapter 9: Crispus Attucks in Twenty-First Century America

Conclusion

Notes

Index

著者について: 

Mitch Kachun is Professor of History at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American Emancipation Celebrations, 1808-1915 and co-editor of The Curse of Caste; or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins.

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