By Micki McElya

Loving, hating, pitying, or pining for mammy turned a fashion for american citizens to make feel of transferring monetary, social, and racial realities. Assertions of black contentment with servitude alleviated white fears whereas reinforcing racial hierarchy. McElya's tales reveal the ability and achieve of this fable, not just in advertisements, movies, and literature concerning the South, but in addition in nationwide monument proposals, baby custody instances, New Negro activism, anti-lynching campaigns, and the civil rights movement.

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