By Mia Bay
How did African-American slaves view their white masters? As demons, deities or one other race solely? while nineteenth-century white americans proclaimed their innate superiority, did blacks agree? If no longer, why no longer? How did blacks examine the prestige of the white race? Mia Bay lines African-American perceptions of whites among 1830 and 1925 to depict America's moving attitudes approximately race in a interval that observed slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and concrete migration.
Much has been written approximately how the whites of this time seen blacks, and approximately how blacks seen themselves. in contrast, the ways that blacks observed whites have remained a old and highbrow secret. Reversing the point of interest of such basic stories as George Fredrickson's The Black Image in the White Mind, Bay investigates this secret. In doing so, she uncovers and elucidates the racial considered quite a lot of nineteenth-century African-Americans--educated and unlettered, female and male, loose and enslaved.
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