Writing Wales in English: Black Skin, Blue Books - African Americans and Wales 1845-1945
|ISBN: 9780708319871 (0708319874)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Awst 2012 |
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, CaerdyddFformat: Clawr Meddal, 216x138 mm, 360 tudalen
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Cyfrol sy'n ystyried y berthynas ddiwylliannol rhwng Cymru ac America Affricanaidd. Edrychir ar y diddymwr Affro-Americanaidd Frederick Douglass a ymwelodd â Chymru, a bwrir golwg ar waith y rhyddfrydwr Cymreig Samuel Robert ynghylch hiliaeth yn America.
This is a ground breaking comparative study of the fascinating connections between African Americans and the Welsh, beginning in the era of slavery and concluding with the experiences of African American GIs in wartime Wales.
1. Black Skins, Blue Books: Frederick Douglass, Abolitionism and Victorian Wales
Wales and Transatlantic Abolitionism
Nationalism, Assimilation and ‘Miscegenation’
2. ‘In the Wide Margin’: Modernism and Ethnic Renaissance in Harlem and Wales
Double Consciousnesses and the Bourgeoisie
Modernism is Ordinary
Gender, Anthropology and the Folk
3. ‘They feel me a part of that land’: Paul Robeson, Race and the Making of Modern Wales
Robeson’s Political and Cultural Thought: Nationalism and Internationalism
Robeson’s Image: from The Emperor Jones to The Proud Valley
‘Aren’t We All Black Down that Pit?’: Robeson, Race and the Welsh Industrial Novel.
4. The Invisible Man’s Welsh Routes: Ralph Ellison in Wartime Wales
‘The Star Spangled Banner’: ‘Black Yanks’ in Britain
‘Our national anthem’ and ‘God Save the King’: Welsh Identities
‘The Internationale’: Making Connections
Daniel G. Williams is Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales at Swansea University.
Williams analyses and compares the ways in which African Americans and the Welsh have defined themselves as minorities within larger nation states (the UK and US). The study is grounded in examples of actual friendships and cultural exchanges between African Americans and the Welsh, such as Paul Robeson’s connections with the socialists of the Welsh mining communities, and novelist Ralph Ellison’s stories about his experiences as a GI stationed in wartime Swansea. This wide ranging book draws on literary, historical, visual and musical sources to open up new avenues of research in Welsh and African American studies.
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