A new wave of research black classicism has emerged in the 21st Century Explores The Role explores the role by the classics in the larger cultural traditions of black America Africa and the Caribbean Addressing a gap in this scholarship "Margaret Malamud Investigates Why And How Advocates For Abolition And "Malamud investigates why and how advocates for abolition and civil rights both black and white deployed their knowledge of cla. ,
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Wledge and deployment of Classics "Was A Powerful Weapon And "a powerful weapon and for resistance as improbable as that might seem now when wielded by black and white activists committed to the abolition of slavery and the end of the social and economic oppression of free blacks The book significantly expands our understanding of both black history and classical reception in the United Stat. Ssical literature and history in "Their Struggle For Black Liberty for black liberty euality in United States African Americans boldly staked their own claims to the classical world they deployed texts ideas and images of ancient Greece Rome and Egypt in order to establish their authority in debates about slavery race politics and education A central argument of this book is that kno. .