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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 585-612.
Published: 01 September 2006
... colonialism was shaped by both federal imperial policies (at home and abroad) and by race, class, and gender ideologies gener- ated within domestic culture. My essay works from these assumptions to analyze how Morrison’s residents of Ruby, Oklahoma, as cultural citizens, participate in their local...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395-425.
Published: 01 June 2003
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 659-685.
Published: 01 December 2009
... incident now known simply as Ruby Ridge, adopts Leatherstocking’s defiant posture and language: “We were not looking to do battle with anyone,” Weaver has insisted, “We did not hate anyone. We wanted to be left alone.”2 It would be easy to dismiss this similarity as mere coincidence...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 169-178.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., in both Run towards Fear and Tough Notes, Madhubuti consistently names and celebrates the contributions of African diaspora artists, writers, and activists, such as Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou, John Coltrane, John Hope Franklin, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, the...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 723-749.
Published: 01 December 2003
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 141-168.
Published: 01 March 2006
... beauty and ugliness in TheBluestEye, noting Pecola’s ulti- mate inability to see ‘‘the beauty deep within herself30 The novel’s engagement with African American psychology was thus acknowl- edged through Black Aesthetic concepts. As Ruby Dee puts it in her review: ‘‘The author digs up for viewing...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 475-500.
Published: 01 September 2007
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 563-589.
Published: 01 September 2005
... masculinity. At the end of the novel, he appears ‘‘dressed in a white Russian drill coat, ruby-red plush breeches, a beautiful cloth waistcoat asplendidsilkshirtandarakishFrenchhatfromNew Orleansringsonallofhisfingers,adiamondstickpinonacravat and Wellington boots’’ (FC, 176). Like Barracuda, Stray is...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335-361.
Published: 01 June 2007
... its depths an immense wealth—a chest filled with “[d]iamonds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, opals, emeralds, turquoises”—but also, in an adjacent “black pit,” “a great body moving in wavelets over a vast space” (O, 590, 589, 590). His discovery of this “uncanny land,” with its treasure...