Of " BLACK MAMMY: A SOUTHERN ROMANCE " by William Lightfoot Visscher, published by H. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!! The Mammy caricature was created just prior to the Civil War as a Southern rebuttal to Northern charges of sexual predation on black women. She was a counterbalance to the young light-skinned black mistress. As Aunt Jemima, her most cartoon like incarnation, Mammy stands with Sambo, Uncle Tom, the coon, the pickaninny and the golliwog.
But Mammy is much more complicated. All sorts of feelings and ideas are associated with her stereotype. She not only fed and raised white children, but often mediated between whites and blacks. "Miss Scarlett, I don't know nothin''bout birthin' babies, " is the classic line of Prissy in " Gone with the Wind , " but Hattie McDaniel, who portrayed Mammy, did know midwifing and child raising and much more.
Nurturing and protective, self sacrificing, long suffering, wise, often world weary but never bitter, Mammy mixed kindness with sternness and wreathed her own identity inside the weight of heartiness, her own sexuality inside her role as surrogate mother, teacher and cook. Her outside life, especially her love life, is almost always problematic.
If she has children, they tend to be treated more brusquely than the white children in her charge. And she never escapes her sense of the limitations of being black. This charming book contains fifteen African-American folktale poems. These stories offer a pompous view of relations between white southerners and their slaves.
The slaves are often imbued with child-like qualities and their owners are benevolent. The stories are accompanied herein by over 16 black and white. Some of the stories in this book are: Black Mammy, My Village Home, Gypsy, Aunt Ghloe's Greed and more.
Published in 1886 , this book is in. For its age and especially to be. And tightly bound with NO TEARS!!!T he hinges are like-new, as pictured. It measures 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and is complete with 232 pages. This is a book that you may not get another chance to own again so...
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