I started watching last night and fell asleep half way through. I like Gates and it was excellent but I was simply beat. When are they going to replay it?
I crashed with 20 minutes left! Can't stay up that late anymore...I started watching last night and fell asleep half way through. I like Gates and it was excellent but I was simply beat. When are they going to replay it?
First impressions: Very much the most recent interpretations of Reconstruction.
Interesting widening of the usual focus on politics to include the religious institutions and cultural expression like the Fisk Jubilee singers(who offered a more positive image of African American culture than minstrel shows.
Quite effective and interesting presentation, Gates is TV savvy to be sure. Of course I was awake for the whole thing, so your mileage may vary!
An article I had written three years ago about the Memphis Massacre go a lot of hits last night when Gates talked about those anti-black riots sparked by the city's mostly Irish police force:
Ha, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who fell asleep watching. What I did catch was very informative. Of course I really like Henry Louis Gates, from Finding your Roots.
His images of African Americans tended to be very positive until the later part of Grant's presidency.Nast's work is overflowing with racist images. As a student of Irish immigration you are probably more aware of that than most.
Unlike Nast's view of the Irish, his images of black people cover a wide spectrum, including some very positive representations.