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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2017
... these books, in very different ways, explore aesthetic and philosophical resistance to the production and enforcement of strict racial hierarchies. Stéphane Robolin centers his study in the years of South African apartheid (Afrikaans for separateness ), a set of policies enacted from 1948 to 1994 that...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Aviva F. Taubenfeld The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education . By Cooper Tova . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 264 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $31.95 . Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... its light weight on her skin, and listens to the murmur of its ruffles, she reflects that she has “nerv’d Oppression’s hand” by refusing to participate in its “deeds of guilt and wrong.” Her consumer resistance touches the hand of oppression, returning the sting of enslaved labor back onto the hand...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 210–211.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Voices of American Indian Assimilation and Resistance: Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard. By Siobhan Senier. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 2001. xvi, 256 pp. $29.95...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance. By Chris- tina Accomando. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2001. xii, 257 pp. Paper, $22.95. The juxtaposition of two new books on African American women by liter...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2004
...: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness. By Stephen P. Knadler. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2002. xxviii, 249 pp. $40.00. In Place, Language, and Identity, Dorothy Mosby examines the neglected lit- erary tradition of Costa Rican authors of African descent. These writers trace their ancestral...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., Corrigan’s lucid and detailed fusion of scholarship and analysis makes this book a fine contribution to current Warren studies. Victor Strandberg, Duke University Passionate Communities: Reading Lesbian Resistance...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Biblical Rhetoric in Early American Autobiography. By Eileen Razzari Elrod. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. xii, 230 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760–1835. By Cedrick May. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2008. ix, 157 pp. $36.95...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Cynthia Wu Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color . By Romero Channette . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . viii , 217 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Michael Nowlin © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo . By Jacqueline Bussie. New York: T and T Clark. 2007. viii, 212 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $24.95. Race, Theft, and Ethics...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
...William Scott Duke University Press 2006 William Material Resistance and the Agency of Scott the Body in Ann Petry’s The Street Like Bigger Thomas in Richard Wright’s Native Son, Lutie Johnson, the protagonist of Ann Petry’s first novel, The Street...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Stephanie Li Duke University Press 2007 Stephanie Resistance, Silence, and Placées: Li Charles Bon’s Octoroon Mistress and Louisa Picquet In 1850, Mary Walker, a free woman of color, filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 670–673.
Published: 01 September 2011
... compelling case for the novel’s “teleological journey from slavery to freedom, and its ethics of resistance over submission” but does not address the ambivalent fallout of these values in the novel’s concluding mar- riage plot (30). The chapter on Thackeray is exceptionally rewarding...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 . By Philip Metres. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2007. xii, 281 pp. $39.95. Book Reviews Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship. By Catherine O’Donnell Kaplan. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Place, Language, and Identity in Afro–Costa Rican Literature. By Dorothy E. Mosby. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2003. xiii, 248 pp. $34.95. The Fugitive Race: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness. By Stephen P. Knadler. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2002. xxviii, 249 pp. $40.00. In...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Melanie R. Benson © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Resisting History: Gender, Modernity, and Authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty . By Barbara Ladd. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. viii, 175 pp. $40.00. Journeyman's Road...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 143–175.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Lynn Keller Duke University Press 2007 Lynn Resisting the Cultural “Steamroller”: Keller Susan Wheeler’s Source Codes In her collage-essay “Poetry, Mattering?” (2000), Susan Wheeler explores the difficulties of maintaining poetry’s sig...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... visions of privacy, a proliferation of competing and resistant modes that cannot be reducible to the domestic or the political. I situate Melville’s Typee and Pierre within an emergent nineteenth-century discourse of privacy, still prevalent today, in which one’s private life operates to develop and...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... constructions, complicating the relationship between history and memory. Engaging with the archives of American history, Cliff's novel restores the resistant acts that have been pushed into the background, focusing on rewriting the history of Mary Ellen Pleasant. Between the two national identities Jamaican and...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Man , the essay links the political concerns of the novel with Ellison's and others' resistance to a midcentury ideology of scientism. This scientism, which characterizes both the sociological construction of the so-called “Negro problem” and Ellison's representation of a scientifically oriented...