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All Those StrangersThe Art and Lives of James Baldwin

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

Douglas Field

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384150
eISBN:
9780199384181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book examines how James Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an ... More

American LazarusReligion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of color in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, “the spirit of ... More

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation. In a ... More

Black Print UnboundThe Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture

Eric Gardner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190237080
eISBN:
9780190237110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book explores the development of the Christian Recorder during and just after the American Civil War. As a study of the official African Methodist Episcopal Church newspaper (a periodical of ... More

Black PrometheusRace and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Jared Hickman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book addresses the specific conditions under and the pointed implications with which an ancient story about different orders of gods dueling over the fate of humanity became such a prominent ... More

Domestic Allegories of Political DesireThe Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Claudia Tate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why did African American women novelists use idealized stories of bourgeois courtship and marriage to mount arguments on social reform during the last decade of the 19th century, during a time when ... More

Family MoneyProperty, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Jeffory Clymer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897704
eISBN:
9780199980123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book analyzes the legal and economic conflicts that occurred when nineteenth-century ideals of family collided with the realities of interracial intimacy. Counterposing nuanced literary ... More

Neither Black Nor White Yet BothThematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Werner Sollors

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why can a “white” woman give birth to a “black” baby, while a “black” woman can never give birth to a “white” baby in the United States? What makes racial “passing” so different from social mobility? ... More

Playing in the WhiteBlack Writers, White Subjects

Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Stephanie Li

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

The postwar period witnessed an outpouring of white life novels, that is texts by African American writers focused almost exclusively on white characters. Almost every major mid-twentieth-century ... More

Playing the RacesEthnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Henry B. Wonham

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book asks why so many of the writers who aligned themselves with the social and aesthetic aims of American literary realism apparently violated their most basic principles in relying on stock ... More

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