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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 recent essays during this assortment, even if, aspect to a resurgence of the topic of slavery in American cultural artifacts from the past due 20th- and twenty-first centuries. starting from disciplines as assorted as African American experiences, movie and tv, architectural experiences, and technology fiction, the essays supply a provocative check out how and why slavery maintains to recur as a trope in American renowned culture.
through 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 different types of human trafficking and compelled exertions and demanding situations the misperception that slavery is an occasion of the past.

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