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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 859–862.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kita Douglas Unquiet Tropes: Form, Race, and Asian American Literature . By Tsou Elda E. . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2015 . xi, 212 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper, $26.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . Racial Feelings: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion . By Santa...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 and...
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American Literature (1 June 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...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Allison S. Curseen Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights . By Bernstein Robin . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2011 . 318 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 . Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in...
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American Literature (1 March 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 for...
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American Literature (1 June 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 a...
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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Joseph Darda The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol’niki Park to Chicago’s South Side . By Kate A. Baldwin . Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College Press . 2016 . xviii, 236 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper, $45.00 ; e-book, $39.99 . Reading America: Citizenship...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
... L. Smith . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State Univ. Press . 2016 . ix, 223 pp. Cloth, $45.00 . Borrowed Voices: Writing and Racial Ventriloquism in the Jewish American Imagination . By Jennifer Glaser . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 198 pp. Cloth, $99.95...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Leslie Bow Abstract This essay explores anthropomorphism in contemporary children’s literature, books in which animals model racialized behaviors in order to promote racial resilience and “teach tolerance.” Unveiling the unintended consequences of invoking species difference as a form of racial...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jodi Melamed “The Killing Joke of Sympathy” reconstructs the centrality of the “race novel” for the consolidation of racial liberalism as an official and limited state of antiracism in the United States after World War II. In particular, it considers the evidentiary and emotional values ascribed to...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 June 2009
... defined by an essence that predetermines an individual's identity in racial terms. Su proposes to shift the way essentialism is analyzed, to consider it in epistemological rather than ontological terms. This would involve focusing on the extent to which racial memory in these texts enables, prohibits, or...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and Russell do not deny 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 672–674.
Published: 01 September 2002
... tradition extends beyond Christianity and beyond racialized blackness. She engages the performative acts of whites like Haden, whose clever recording of ‘‘Steal Away’’ evokes the spirit of struggle. Haden appro- priates an African American cultural trope, but his performances indicate that this trope...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Erin Gentry Duke University Press 2006 The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film . By Jack Morgan. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2002. xi, 263 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $25.00. Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic . By Justin D...