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Blacks in the Dutch World

The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society

Allison Blakely

Examination of the development of racial attitudes and color prejudice.

"In Blacks in the Dutch World Blakely provides scholars with a valuable record--in word and image--of the complex interaction between Dutch history and black history even as it examines, sensitively and persuasively, some of the intricate combinations of factors which are involved in color bias and its cultural expression." --Catherine Levesque, New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

"... provocative and exceptionally well written--a significant contribution to the history of Dutch overseas expansion." --Johannes Postma, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"This is a very interesting, well-written, and thoroughly researched study based on a great variety of sources." --Choice

Blacks in the Dutch World examines the interaction between Black history and Dutch history to gain an understanding of the development of racial attitudes. Allison Blakely reveals cracks in the self-image and reputation of Dutch society as a haven for those escaping intolerance. Pervasive images of "the Moor" and "the noble savage" appear in Dutch art and popular culture; and "Black Pete" is a servant to Santa Claus in Dutch Christmas tradition. These and many other cultural artifacts reflect the racial stereotyping of Blacks that existed in the Dutch world through the time of slavery and servitude, and then freedom.

Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to the modern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutch folklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of Blacks against the backdrop of Western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, and industrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakely discovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medieval times, have been imperfect guardians against racial bias.

Allison Blakely, Professor of European History and Comparative History at Howard University, is author of Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought, winner of an American Book Award.

Blacks in the Diaspora--Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey, Jr.,

David Barry Gaspar, general editors

March 2001 (cloth 1994)

352 pages, 119 illus., intro., notes, index, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

cloth 0-253-31191-8 $45.00 L / £34.00

paper 0-253-21433-5 $22.95 s / £17.50

Synopsis:

Now in paperback

Blacks in the DutchWorld

The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society

Allison Blakely

Examination of the developmentof racial attitudes and color prejudice.

In Blacks in theDutch World Blakely provides scholars with a valuable record — in word and image --of the complex interaction between Dutch history and black history even as itexamines, sensitively and persuasively, some of the intricate combinations offactors which are involved in color bias and its cultural expression. --Catherine Levesque, New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-IndischeGids

... provocative and exceptionally well written — asignificant contribution to the history of Dutch overseas expansion. --Johannes Postma, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Thisis a very interesting, well-written, and thoroughly researched study based on agreat variety of sources. — Choice

Blacks in the DutchWorld examines the interaction between Black history and Dutch history to gain anunderstanding of the development of racial attitudes. Allison Blakely reveals cracksin the self-image and reputation of Dutch society as a haven for those escapingintolerance. Pervasive images of the Moor and the noblesavage appear in Dutch art and popular culture; and Black Pete isa servant to Santa Claus in Dutch Christmas tradition. These and many other culturalartifacts reflect the racial stereotyping of Blacks that existed in the Dutch worldthrough the time of slavery and servitude, and thenfreedom.

Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to themodern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutchfolklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of Blacksagainst the backdrop of Western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, andindustrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakelydiscovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medievaltimes, have been imperfect guardians against racial bias.

AllisonBlakely, Professor of European History and Comparative History at Howard University, is author of Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought, winner ofan American Book Award.

Blacks in the Diaspora — Darlene ClarkHine, John McCluskey, Jr.,

David Barry Gaspar, generaleditors

March 2001 (cloth 1994)

352 pages, 119 illus., intro., notes, index, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

cloth 0-253-31191-8 $45.00 L /34.00

paper 0-253-21433-5 $22.95 s / 17.50

Synopsis:

Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to the modern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutch folklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of blacks against the blackdrop of western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, and industrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakely discovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medieval times, have been imperfect guardians against race bias.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Dutch World

2. Folklore as Racial Gospel

3. Art as History

4. Dutch Literature's Dark Faces

5. In the Eyes of God: Blacks and Dutch Religious Traditions

6. The Black Presence in the Dutch World

7. Converging Images in a Changing World

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253214331
Author:
Blakely, Allison
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Africa; African American; African American Studies; American Studies; Caribbean; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; History; Latin America; Medieval to Seventeenth Century Social Science; Social Science; South America
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora (Paperback)
Series Volume:
The Evolution of Rac
Publication Date:
20010122
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
117 bandw photos, 2 figures
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.11 x 0.9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback

Blacks in the DutchWorld

The Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society

Allison Blakely

Examination of the developmentof racial attitudes and color prejudice.

In Blacks in theDutch World Blakely provides scholars with a valuable record — in word and image --of the complex interaction between Dutch history and black history even as itexamines, sensitively and persuasively, some of the intricate combinations offactors which are involved in color bias and its cultural expression. --Catherine Levesque, New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-IndischeGids

... provocative and exceptionally well written — asignificant contribution to the history of Dutch overseas expansion. --Johannes Postma, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Thisis a very interesting, well-written, and thoroughly researched study based on agreat variety of sources. — Choice

Blacks in the DutchWorld examines the interaction between Black history and Dutch history to gain anunderstanding of the development of racial attitudes. Allison Blakely reveals cracksin the self-image and reputation of Dutch society as a haven for those escapingintolerance. Pervasive images of the Moor and the noblesavage appear in Dutch art and popular culture; and Black Pete isa servant to Santa Claus in Dutch Christmas tradition. These and many other culturalartifacts reflect the racial stereotyping of Blacks that existed in the Dutch worldthrough the time of slavery and servitude, and thenfreedom.

Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to themodern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutchfolklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of Blacksagainst the backdrop of Western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, andindustrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakelydiscovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medievaltimes, have been imperfect guardians against racial bias.

AllisonBlakely, Professor of European History and Comparative History at Howard University, is author of Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought, winner ofan American Book Award.

Blacks in the Diaspora — Darlene ClarkHine, John McCluskey, Jr.,

David Barry Gaspar, generaleditors

March 2001 (cloth 1994)

352 pages, 119 illus., intro., notes, index, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

cloth 0-253-31191-8 $45.00 L /34.00

paper 0-253-21433-5 $22.95 s / 17.50

"Synopsis" by , Blakely weighs the proposition that factors unique to the modern period have contributed to the creation of this racial imagery in Dutch folklore, art, literature, and religion. By viewing evolving images of blacks against the blackdrop of western expansion, the agricultural, scientific, and industrial revolutions, and the advent of modern secular doctrines, Blakely discovers that humanism and liberalism, hallmarks of Dutch society since medieval times, have been imperfect guardians against race bias.
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