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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Amy Abugo Ongiri In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post–Civil Rights Era . By Iton Richard . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2010 . 424 pp. Paper , $21.95 . Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post–Civil Rights American Literature...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 146–147.
Published: 01 March 2002
... from Jim Crow to Hip Hop. By W. T. Lhamon Jr. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 1998. x, 269 pp. $24.95. Raising Cain opens with the best account I have read of the Northern inter- racial waterfront community out of which blackface performance emerged in the early nineteenth century. W. T. Lhamon’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... identity politics, especially those in the naturalist literary tradition, diminished black life. With Chesnutt as my starting point, I recommend a return to early Jim Crow novels—particularly those written between the years 1900 and 1905—to suggest their progenitorial role regarding recent turns in queer...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
... conceptual failure to recognize the social histories of racialized bodies. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 pragmatism Oliver Wendell Holmes race Jim Crow common law If there is a seed text for the school of thought that has come to be called legal pragmatism, it is Oliver...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Black Men in the Jim Crow Era. By Marlon Ross. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 463 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. If the thoughts in Wilson Jeremiah Moses’s Creative Conflict in African Ameri- can Thought seem familiar, that is not only because some chapters were previ- ously...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laura R. Fisher Racial uplift emerged in the aftermath of Reconstruction as a powerful philosophy of social advancement for African Americans subject to the absolute subordination and disfranchisement of Jim Crow, and it found its greatest institutional expression in the African American college...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lindsay Reckson This essay tracks the gesture of touching a button across a series of early twentieth-century photographic and literary texts, mapping the uneven shock and pleasure of electrified contact as it emerges under the body politic of Jim Crow. Examining William Vander Weyde's images of...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Tom’s Cabin (1852), an operatic cantata that until now has never been examined. In this text, Johnson incorporates and evolves the Old Negro into a contemporary literary tradition that challenges the racial violence of Jim Crow and celebrates black survival. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... mobility of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. Post-Reconstruction practices such as convict lease and the enforcement of vagrancy laws help account for Huck and Jim's divergent experiences of mobility and captivity as they travel downriver in Twain's novel. Racially...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 691.
Published: 01 September 2003
... (Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist) important in African American literature? Essays must be unpub- lished and follow MLA style. Contributors will receive two copies of the pub- lished book. Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) and a curriculum vitae should be sent by 1 March 2004 to Professor Jim...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 531–561.
Published: 01 September 2013
... collision. After a comet strikes Earth, the last two people left alive in Manhattan are Jim, a black bank messenger, and the unnamed white daughter of a businessman. When the pair fail to find any survivors in Manhattan, they resign themselves to their fate on the top of the Metropolitan Life...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 117–152.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- tends to represent. Critics have often leveled a similar charge against Twain’s treatment of Jim in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,notingthat Twain allows Jim’s emerging humanity to dissolve in darky humor at...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... , 8), only another creature in Twain’s “bestiary,” whose spectacularly suffering movements serve “purely comic” ends (Arnold 1977 , 199). And completely missing from popular or scholarly discussion is the similarity between this scene and the comic rendering of the colored boy Jim running down the...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 230–234.
Published: 01 March 2019
... narrative portrayals of the postwar United States as well as its legacy in contemporary crime fiction. Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow . Ed. Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Ashanti Young. Champaign: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2018. xvii, 274 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $28.00; e-book, $25.20...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2003
... (DuBois, Harriet Arnow, Philip Stevenson), the novels of hard-boiled fantasist Jim Thompson, and, finally, the films of Hitchcock and Disney. Altogether, Booker offers an impressive survey of 1950s culture, high and low, with special...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 891–892.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- ist melancholy’’ in Chance, Lord Jim, The Good Soldier, and The Great Gatsby and finds that sentimentalism, usually considered antithetical to modernism, persists in the homoerotic performances of narrators like Nick Carraway...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... before, a marketplace magic that both confirmed the preeminence of domes- tic values and extended their sway to new heroes in Union blue. As the work of Elizabeth Young, Jim Cullen, Drew Gilpin Faust, and Louis Masur, along...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 649–659.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colo- nialism, 1865–1920. By Peter Schmidt. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2008. xii, 259 pp. $50.00. The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism. By Leigh Anne Duck. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 657–663.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Ed. Jim McWilliams. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. 2004. xxxii, 335 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $22.50. Jim McWilliams has collected transcripts of twenty of the over 250 interviews that Johnson has given in the course of his career, including two commis- sioned for this collection. This...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
... long-standing white/black binary. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me (2015), Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow (2010), and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (2014) explore how violence and invisibility shape contemporary black subjectivity. However, even as John Hope Franklin proclaimed in...