Black Legacy by William Dillon Piersen
America's Hidden Heritage

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"Piersen draws on an impressive array of evidence . . . to assess the significance of African and African American culture in shaping the American South". -- Choice

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Published January 1, 1993 by University of Massachusetts Press. 264 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Piersen takes a serious, not romantic, view of African royalty: While few African kings and princesses ruled over vast regions or great wealth, ideas of rank and social etiquette were highly developed, and the author suggests that class-conscious slaves were not--as is usually believed--upholding...

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