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Huang 1 Shih Ju Huang Fall 2016 AMST 301-53 17241 Midterm Exam #2 Essay 11/11/2016 Were the slaves stripped off all their religion and culture? Out of all the statements made by Chris Rock concerning slavery and the experience they went through Lawrence Levine wont not agree with what Chris Rock said about the slaves been stripped of all their culture and religion. In Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom Lawrence explained how the slaves were able to reserve they region and culture during the slavery era. Levine shown that blacks had a culture of their own despite the fact that their being enslaved. In this book Levine argues that once these people were brought to the new world of slavery although there was no unifying languages the African were able to forge a culture which express their shared values and ideas. Levine did made a vast collection of music, tales, humours, jokes
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