Required readings: *Shane White and Graham White, Stylin’, 3 and 4

Pop Culture Representations of Br’er Rabbit & “Slave Trickster Stories”: Clip from Walt Disney’s Song of the South (1946) and “Splash Mountain” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California 

Select Negro Spirituals (Origin dates are unknown for Spirituals, these recordings were made in the 20th & 21st Centuries)

Roll, Jordan, Roll

Wade in the Water 

Nobody Knows De Trouble I’ve Seen 

Dese Bones G’wine Rise Again

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 

Go Down Moses 

Free At Last 


Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

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