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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 662–664.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Ed White Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom . By Otter Samuel . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2010 . xii , 396 pp. $35.00 . Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History . By Ernest John . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... a voice has been an abiding and resonant theme in African American literary history. Over the last decade, however, post- modern critics have remained skeptical about the African American writer’s ability...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Literature Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794–1861. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xiv, 426 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $24.95. The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christopher Brown A History of the African American Novel . By Valerie Babb . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2017 . xi, 486 pp. Cloth, $ 46.99 ; e-book, $ 38.00 . African American Writing: A Literary Approach . By Werner Sollors . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary So- cieties. By Elizabeth McHenry. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2002. xiv, 423 pp. Paper, $18.95. Both these volumes demonstrate the exciting potential, as well as the pitfalls, of applying history-of-the-book methodologies...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the nuanced relationship between novelistic and historical writing. In the process, Doolen challenges the standard chronology of African American literary history in which abolitionism's political, rhetorical, and formulaic constraints supposedly hindered the development of a fictional tradition prior...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
... touchstone in African American literary history writ large repositions the canonical Washington as a figure with a more complex relation to the literary than scholars have previously discerned. Turning to curricular and institutional materials and to the writing and public addresses of Washington and W. E. B...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
...: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present , 368 – 98 , edited by Mitchell Angelyn . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Moses Wilson Jeremiah . 1998 . Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Evan Brier Abstract How should Toni Morrison’s work as a Random House editor be understood? How does it figure, that is, in the larger contexts of literary history, publishing history, and the history of African American expression? Positioning Morrison’s editorial work in relation to the corporate...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Madhu Dubey Since the 1970s, African American novelists have persistently drawn on antirealist genres (including science fiction, fantasy, ghost stories, and magic realism) to revisit the history of slavery. Focusing on literary and mass-market fiction by authors such as Stephen Barnes, David...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in dialogue with those of Booker T. Washington, the essay analyzes the African American debate over the significance of corporate capitalist friendship. Chesnutt is, on the one hand, intrigued by the language and possibilities of corporate philanthropy. He works to imagine if such friendship can be linked...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
... new insights into the debate about the efficacy of empathy in liberal antiracisms. Li’s Playing in the White traces out new questions and criteria for African American literary histories by taking as its point of reference post–World War II “white life” novels. These white life novels, published...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., or that was determined by shifting dynamics of economic or political power. Bruce has written an important source book for early African American literary history, one that might further our understanding of the relevance...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of African American literary history. Paying particular attention to the role of the Bahá’í faith and the commitment to aesthetic distance in the poet’s work, this monograph positions him as a significant contributor to the Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The book’s later chapters trace Hayden’s...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 245–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of the American Council of Learned Societies, 1947. 19 On the longer history of Roudanez and his newspapers, see Roudané 2018 . On multilingual cultures of New Orleans, see Fabre 1998 ; Gruesz 2006 ; Ticknor 1933 . 20 For more on veiling strategies in nineteenth-century African American literary...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 10.1215/00029831-1664764 662 American Literature Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom. By Samuel Otter. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. xii, 396 pp. $35.00. Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2012
...: Rethinking African American Literary History. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2009. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $62.95; paper, $23.95. The opening pages of Samuel Otter’s new book so abound with programma- tic self-­characterizations that one might lose one’s bearings...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2012
...: Rethinking African American Literary History. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2009. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $62.95; paper, $23.95. The opening pages of Samuel Otter’s new book so abound with programma- tic self-­characterizations that one might lose one’s bearings...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2012
... York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. xii, 396 pp. $35.00. Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2009. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $62.95; paper, $23.95. The opening pages of Samuel Otter’s new book so abound...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2012
... York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. xii, 396 pp. $35.00. Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2009. xii, 316 pp. Cloth, $62.95; paper, $23.95. The opening pages of Samuel Otter’s new book so abound...