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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, in spite of the fact that, aspect to a resurgence of the subject matter of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the overdue 20th- and twenty-first centuries. starting from disciplines as diversified as African American stories, movie and tv, architectural experiences, and technological know-how fiction, the essays offer a provocative investigate how and why slavery keeps to recur as a trope in American well known culture.
by means of exploring how authors, filmmakers, historians, and others interact and problem the narrative of yank slavery, this quantity invitations additional examine of slavery in its modern kinds of human trafficking and compelled hard work and demanding situations the misperception that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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