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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 437–440.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Knutson Andrea . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . ix, 200 pp. $65.00 . Love’s Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination . By Barnes Elizabeth . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2011 . vii, 211 pp. $49.95 . Revolutionary Deists...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... the tensions and anxieties surrounding U.S cultural and ethnic identity. Frederick Luis Aldama, Ohio State University Creative Conflict in African American Thought: Frederick Douglass, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.ByWil- son Jeremiah Moses. New...
Published: 01 June 2018
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 198.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 Collections Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W. E. B. Du Bois . Ed. Susan Gillman and Alys Eve Weinbaum. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. 432 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 631–633.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Bonnie Gaarden Duke University Press 2006 The Dime Novel in Children's Literature . By Vicki Anderson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2005. vi, 268 pp. Paper, $35.00. The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate . By Marilyn S. Greenwald. Athens...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: Race, the Child, and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W. E. B. Du Bois . By Caroline F. Levander. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2006. x, 247 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $21.95. Book Reviews By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 662–663.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Benjamin Child Abstract With attention to representations of the land and labor in the postslavery agricultural South of the nadir—a period when American apartheid was at its most violent—this essay uses Paul Laurence Dunbar’s plantation poems and W. E. B. Du Bois’s cotton novel, The Quest of the...
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American Literature 9003554.
Published: 26 February 2021
..., Wells pushed mere counting past itself to a profound mode of ethical accounting. Two of her contemporaries, Mark Twain and W. E. B. Du Bois, sustained a similarly supraquantitative thrust; each attempted to harness the antilynching potential of numbers by enlisting data visualization. Twain falls short...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... friendship between a Native American, a Chinese boy, and an adventurous white boy that develops in Humboldt County, California. Read together, these texts demonstrate how racial stereotypes colluded with the policing of public and private spaces to reproduce racial hierarchies in the wake of Emancipation. At...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Nathaniel Williams Williams's essay examines the complex portrayal of imperialist themes in the long-running series of nineteenth-century dime novels featuring boy inventor Frank Reade Jr. Authored primarily by Cuban-American writer Luis Senarens under the pseudonym “Noname,” these works provide a...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have been scarred by maternal abandonment, suicide, or early death. Joe and Violet share an object relation with Golden Gray, the white-raised son of Hunter's Hunter who is present at Joe's birth. Golden is also the boy who haunts Violet's childhood, as True Belle tells Violet stories about him when...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... allows not only an interrogation of the limits of US citizenship but also an exploration of how narratives may register something in excess of the citizen and the subject. Distinguishing between the antebellum (boy) characters’ violent play with cats and the postbellum narrator’s ludic play as cat, I...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of a real-life Sudanese Lost Boy written by a white American author—as the limit case for the imaginative representation of distant trauma, two distinct questions arise and converge: how did the fictionalizing of suffering become a means of rendering it usable, and what confluence of events has made...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Roberta Wolfson Abstract This essay examines two oppositional figures in Paul Beatty’s debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle (1996), and most recent novel, The Sellout (2015): the exalted race leader and the excoriated race traitor. Positioned at extreme ends of the spectrum of exceptionalism, these...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Wright’s Black Boy and primate liberation in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha provide new modes of imagining black humanism on the cusp of US racial desegregation. Returning to the bedroom and the reality of Maud Martha’s escape is key for my argument, which seeks to center a poetics able to push a more...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
... first three novellas in the collection, masculinism is linked not with collective, class-based action but with individual, racial rebellion. The turf battles waged against the white boys by the young Wright in...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 June 2020
... . Du Bois W. E. B. 1911 . “ A Business Proposition. ” Crisis 1 , no. 4 : 3 . Available at the Modernist Journals Project, https://library.brown.edu/pdfs/1274706181890625.pdf . Du Bois W. E. B. 1915a . “ A Poem on the Negro: Vachel Lindsay’s Congo. ” Crisis 10 , no. 1 : 18...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... resistance including ironic mimicry of dominant forms, explicit critique of prevailing values, and promotion of alternative hybrid, cosmopolitan, or radical identities. She examines the “educational autobiographies” (16) of Charles Eastman, Abraham Cahan, W. E. B. Du Bois, Jane Addams, Emma Goldman, and...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 874–876.
Published: 01 December 2019
... four meticulously researched chapters focus on thinkers such as Charles Darwin, William James, Martin Delany, W. E. B. Du Bois, Pauline E. Hopkins, Melville Herskovits, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham, and Langston Hughes, reading their varied texts and performances to uncover how...