Moreover the ‘blues, the spirituals, and the work songs have historically reflected the collective woes, outlook, courage, aspirations, and humor of their creators in their encounter with an alien and hostile culture’ (Abarry, 1990 380). Despite the surplus works ‘African-American scholars have been placed in multiple positions of marginality’ (Frymer, 2004, p.287). ’Beginning with the prodigious work of W. E. B. Du Bois’, says Frymer (2004), ‘black scholars have made enormous contributions to sociological understanding, however academic sociology has, through much of its history, pushed their experiences, interests and concerns to the margins of the discipline’ (Frymer, 2004, p.287).
‘Mary Frances Berry’s My Face is Black is True’, says Hine (2006), ‘is best situated within two historiographical, autobiographical and biographical traditions within African American intellectual history’ (Hine, From the Margins to Center:Callie House and the Ex-slave Pension Movement, 2006, p.311). The first of the two ‘tradition’ is ‘Liberation Historiography’ and the second is ‘Black Women’s Studies’ (Hine, From the Margins to Center:Callie House and the Ex-slave Pension Movement, 2006, p.311). ‘In Liberation Historiography: African-American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794-1891, John Ernest’ argues, reports Hine (2006), that ‘early African-American writers understood that conceptions of historical scholarship and methodology were deeply implicated in the system of white supermacy that defined every other aspect of American life’ (Hine, From the Margins to Center:Callie House and the Ex-slave Pension Movement, 2006, p.311).
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