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The Resource Black Camelot : African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980, William L. Van Deburg

Black Camelot : African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980, William L. Van Deburg

Label
Black Camelot : African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980
Title
Black Camelot
Title remainder
African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980
Statement of responsibility
William L. Van Deburg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the wake of the Kennedy era, a new kind of ethnic hero emerged within African-American popular culture. Uniquely suited to the times, burgeoning pop icons, such as Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Pam Grier, projected the values and beliefs of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and reflected both the possibility and the actuality of a rapidly changing American landscape. In Black Camelot, William Van Deburg examines the dynamic rise of these new black champions, the social and historical contexts in which they flourished, and their powerful impact on the American scene
  • By the 1970s, whenever the average American watched a soul singer perform, took in a black cast film, or urged their favorite professional sports team on to victory, he or she was compelled to admire and identify with heroes who happened to be Afro-Americans. In all, this African-American heroic epitomized a grand and empowering vision - a multiracial society in which an individual's intrinsic human worth could be universally recognized and respected together with his or her unique ethnic identity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Deburg, William L
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.V34 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Heroes
  • Popular culture
  • African Americans
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Emanzipation
  • Volksheld
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Black Camelot : African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980, William L. Van Deburg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of kings, Kennedys, and culture heroes -- The black hero's history and humanity -- Championing the 1960s cultural revolution -- Sports superstars -- heroic hustlers and daring detectives -- Black musical mediators as culture heroes -- Black Camelot found and lost
Control code
36485996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226847160
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36485996
Label
Black Camelot : African-American culture heroes in their times, 1960-1980, William L. Van Deburg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of kings, Kennedys, and culture heroes -- The black hero's history and humanity -- Championing the 1960s cultural revolution -- Sports superstars -- heroic hustlers and daring detectives -- Black musical mediators as culture heroes -- Black Camelot found and lost
Control code
36485996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780226847160
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36485996

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