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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, even though, aspect to a resurgence of the subject of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the overdue 20th- and twenty-first centuries. starting from disciplines as assorted as African American stories, movie and tv, architectural reviews, and technological know-how fiction, the essays supply a provocative look at how and why slavery keeps to recur as a trope in American renowned culture.
via exploring how authors, filmmakers, historians, and others interact and problem the narrative of yankee slavery, this quantity invitations additional research of slavery in its modern varieties of human trafficking and compelled exertions and demanding situations the misperception that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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