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The Resource Hoodlums : Black villains and social bandits in American life, William L. Van Deburg

Hoodlums : Black villains and social bandits in American life, William L. Van Deburg

Label
Hoodlums : Black villains and social bandits in American life
Title
Hoodlums
Title remainder
Black villains and social bandits in American life
Statement of responsibility
William L. Van Deburg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ranging from black slaveholders and frontier out-laws to serial killers and gangsta rappers, Hoodlums examines the pivotal role of black villains in American society and popular culture. Here William L. Van Deburg offers the most extensive treatment to date of the "black badman" and the challenges that this figure has posed for race relations in America. He first explores the evolution of this problematic racial stereotype in the literature of the early Republic - documents in which the enslavement of African Americans was justified through exegetical claims. Van Deburg then probes antebellum slave laws, minstrel shows, and the works of proslavery polemicists to consider how whites conceptualized blacks as members of an inferior and dangerous race. Turning to key works by blacks themselves, from the writings of Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois to classic blaxploitation films like Black Caesar and The Mack, Van Deburg demonstrates how African Americans have combated such negative stereotypes and reconceptualized the idea of the badman through stories of social bandits - controversial individuals vilified by whites for their proclivity toward evil, but revered in the black community as necessarily insurgent and revolutionary."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Van Deburg, William L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • African American criminals
  • Crime and race
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Villains in popular culture
  • United States
Label
Hoodlums : Black villains and social bandits in American life, William L. Van Deburg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Villainy in black and white.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Slaves as subversives.
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Blacks and social banditry.
  • p. 68
  • 4.
  • Gangland : crime and culture in contemporary America.
  • p. 143
Control code
b80013744450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 283 p.
Isbn
9780226847191
Lccn
2004003549
Label
Hoodlums : Black villains and social bandits in American life, William L. Van Deburg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Villainy in black and white.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Slaves as subversives.
  • p. 22
  • 3.
  • Blacks and social banditry.
  • p. 68
  • 4.
  • Gangland : crime and culture in contemporary America.
  • p. 143
Control code
b80013744450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 283 p.
Isbn
9780226847191
Lccn
2004003549

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