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Black Camelot: African-American Culture Heroes in Their Times, 1960-1980 Hardcover - 1997

by William L. Van Deburg

In the wake of the Kennedy era, a new kind of ethnic hero emerged within African-American popular culture. Stepping out from all walks of life, these pop heroes symbolized both the breadth and the centrality of the Black Power message. In this fascinating book, Van Deburg explores how this heroic came to epitomize a grand and empowering vision. 30 halftones.


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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 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 African-American community. Van Deburg manages the enviable feat of writing with flair within a standardized academic framework, covering politics, social issues and entertainment with equal aplomb.--Jonathan Pearl, Jazz Times [A] fascinating, thorough account of how African-American icons of the 1960s and '70s have changed the course of American history. . . . An in-depth, even-tempered analysis. . . . Van Deburg's witty, lively and always grounded style entertains while it instructs.--Publishers Weekly

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  • Title Black Camelot: African-American Culture Heroes in Their Times, 1960-1980
  • Author William L. Van Deburg
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 310
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
  • Date 1997-11
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780226847160 / 0226847160
  • Weight 1.32 lbs (0.60 kg)
  • Dimensions 6.35 x 9.32 x 0.93 in (16.13 x 23.67 x 2.36 cm)
  • Reading level 1580
  • Themes
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
  • Library of Congress subjects African Americans - Social life and customs, Popular culture - United States - History -
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 97010837
  • Dewey Decimal Code 973.049

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Citations

  • Booklist, 10/15/1997, Page 367
  • Library Journal, 09/15/1997, Page 93
  • Publishers Weekly, 10/27/1997, Page 63
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