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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
... relation to Asian America’s racialized history. For example, Tsou delineates how antanaclasis or repetition in the preface of Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers (1974) rhetorically marks the political defiance of this foundational document. In No-No Boy (1957), the rhetorical question...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Valerie Sirenko Abstract This article argues that Black writers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries produced a critical knowledge of how legal documentation functions to produce racialized structures of power and Black vulnerability at law. In literature that reckons with slavery’s...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 424–426.
Published: 01 June 2005
... with the problems of human understanding and attempted to reconcile life’s contradictions’’ (26–27). Moses explores the con- tradictions in Douglass, an icon of racial equality who paradoxically ‘‘repudi- ated any special feelings of racial pride’’ (58). Douglass’s commitment to racial assimilation brought him...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... By Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp. $34.95. Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp. $44.95. These two books present arguments about poetics, material...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 761–785.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Hildegard Hoeller © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Hildegard Racial Currency: Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘‘The Hoeller Gilded Six-Bits’’ and the Gold-Standard Debate Like most Americans during the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston thought hard about money...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Narratives. By Eleanor Ty. Toronto, Ont.: Univ. of Toronto Press. 2004. xv, 227 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.95. America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945. By Colleen Lye. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 342 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $21.95. 2006 Book...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Gretchen Murphy Duke University Press 2007 Gretchen How the Irish Became Japanese: Murphy Winnifred Eaton’s Racial Reconstructions in a Transnational Context In Winnifred Eaton’s 1906 novel A Japanese Blossom, American and Japanese...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the ocular obsession of nineteenth-century travel writers, who, as ‘‘eyes to the world’’ (Ziff, 140), established and defined this literary field in narratives often aimed at confirming the cultural and racial su- periority of Western civilization. What is provocative about Russell’s and Ziff’s studies...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2000
... the Gurdjieffian way: ‘‘objectivity’’ for the artist, cosmic consciousness for the individual, and a general freedom of the self from societal constraints, especially the constraint of racial definition. Although...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Joel Slotkin Duke University Press 2000 Joel Igorots and Indians: Racial Hierarchies and Slotkin Conceptions of the Savage in Carlos Bulosan’s Fiction of the Philippines 6218...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 757–778.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Thomas F. Haddox Duke University Press 2002 Thomas F. The ‘‘Nous’’ of Southern Catholic Haddox Quadroons: Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Identity in Les Cenelles In 1845 a group of seventeen free Creoles of color in New Orleans published Les...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 431–432.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Hellmann, Ohio State University at Lima Frames of Southern Mind: Reflections on the Stoic, Bi-Racial, and Existential South. By Jan Nordby Gretlund. Odense, Denmark: Odense Univ. Press. 1998. 286 pp. $28.90...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Jennifer L. Schulz Duke University Press 2002 Jennifer L. Restaging the Racial Contract: James Weldon Schulz Johnson’s Signatory Strategies In his autobiography Along This Way (1933), James Weldon Johnson describes his confrontation with a white man in a bi...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2001
... pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $16.95. Begun as Gardner’s 1995 dissertation, ‘‘Alien Nation: The Literature of Ameri- can Race, 1787–1845 Master Plots investigates the complications of racial discourse intersecting with early political and literary notions of national iden- tity. That Gardner’s...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Jack Kerkering Duke University Press 2001 Jack ‘‘Of Me and of Mine The Music of Racial Kerkering Identity in Whitman and Lanier, Dvorˇák and DuBois With Reconstruction entering its tenth year in 1875, plans were underway in Philadelphia...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Bryan Wagner Duke University Press 2001 Bryan Charles Chesnutt and the Epistemology Wagner of Racial Violence 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 85 of 232 In November 1898...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and intertwined beliefs that African Americans were children, and that children's subjectivities could be shaped according to the will of their educators. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Anna Mae ​“Like a Motherless Child”: Racial Education Duane at the New York African Free School...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., it questions the traditional contexts and visual cues by which racial difference appears as racial difference at all. In this essay, Jerng first analyzes how race has been read in science fiction. Cataloging the practices of reading race in science fiction tells us a great deal about how we notice race...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Patricia E. Chu Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South . By Leslie Bow. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2010. x, 285 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War . By Jodi Kim. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Stephen Knadler “Unsanitized Domestic Allegories” begins the work of recovering the complex history linking Progressive-Era biomedicalization, gender expectations, and ideologies of racial uplift within African American culture. Through a close reading of early-twentieth-century African American...