Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel Author Maria Giulia Fabi
ISBN-10 0252026675
Release 2001
Pages 187
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Passing And the Rise of the African American Novelrestores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation For the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing--black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white--M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E. W. Harper, Edward A. Johnson, and James Weldon Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Challenging the myths of racial purity And The color line, these authors used passing to celebrate a distinctive, African American history, culture, and worldview. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, The domestic novel, And The utopian novel, To express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. Chesnutt used passing as both a structural and a thematic element, while James Weldon Johnson innovated by parodying the earlier novels of passing and presenting the decision to pass as the result, rather than the cause, of cultural alienation. Fabi also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African American critics from the 1850s To The 1990s and considers how their concerns about promoting the canonization of African American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.



Three Classic African American Novels

Three Classic African American Novels Author William Wells Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015020644731
Release 1990
Pages 747
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William Wells Brown, Frances E.W. Harper, and Charles W. Chesnutt, three black writers who bore witness to the experience of their people under slavery, create a portrait of black life in the 19th century in these three novels.



The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

The Mulatta and the Politics of Race Author Teresa C. Zackodnik
ISBN-10 157806676X
Release 2004
Pages 235
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From abolition through the years just before the civil rights struggle began, African American women recognized that a mixed-race woman made for a powerful and, at times, very useful figure in the battle for racial justice. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race traces many key instances in which black women have wielded the image of a racially mixed woman to assault the color line. In the oratory and fiction of black women from the late 1840s through the 1950s, Teresa C. Zackodnik finds the mulatta to be a metaphor of increasing potency. Before the Civil War white female abolitionists created the image of the "tragic mulatta," caught between races, rejected by all. African American women put the mulatta to diverse political use. Black women used the mulatta figure to invoke and manage American and British abolitionist empathy and to contest racial stereotypes of womanhood in the postbellum United States. The mulatta aided writers in critiquing the "New Negro Renaissance" and gave writers leverage to subvert the aims of mid-twentieth-century mainstream American culture. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race focuses on the antislavery lectures and appearances of Ellen Craft and Sarah Parker Remond, the domestic fiction of Pauline Hopkins and Frances Harper, the Harlem Renaissance novels of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen, and the little-known 1950s texts of Dorothy Lee Dickens and Reba Lee. Throughout, the author discovers the especially valuable and as yet unexplored contributions of these black women and their uses of the mulatta in prose and speech.



Three classic African American novels

Three classic African American novels Author William L. Andrews
ISBN-10 UOM:49015001237149
Release 1990-09-12
Pages 367
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The early literature of African-Americans is an important part of our cultural heritage, and here, collected in one volume, are three of the most significant of these works: The Heroic Slave, Clotel, and Our Nig. These form a milestone collection of the pioneering novels of African-American literature.



Three Great African American Novels

Three Great African American Novels Author Frederick Douglass
ISBN-10 9780486118772
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 304
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Three powerful African-American classics of strength and determination include The Heroic Slave, Frederick Douglass's piercing tale of a slave ship rebellion, plus Clotel by William Wells Brown, and Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson.



AfroAsian Encounters

AfroAsian Encounters Author Heike Raphael-Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780814776902
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 342
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With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.



Clotel

Clotel Author William Wells Brown
ISBN-10 9781775411192
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 266
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William Wells Brown's Clotel or, The President's Daughter is often considered the first novel by an African-American. When the book was published, Brown himself was legally the property of someone else within the United States, having escaped from slavery in Kentucky when he was younger. In this story President Thomas Jefferson and his former mulatto mistress Currer have had two daughters together: Althesea and Clotel. When their master passes away, their relatively comfortable lives are swept away and Currer and Althesea are bought by the harsh slave trader Dick Walker.



The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature O T

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature  O T Author Hans A. Ostrom
ISBN-10 0313329761
Release 2005
Pages 2010
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Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia surpasses existing references by offering full and current coverage of a vast range of authors and topics. While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.



The Narrative of William W Brown a Fugitive Slave

The Narrative of William W  Brown  a Fugitive Slave Author William Wells Brown
ISBN-10 9780486148663
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 128
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An influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery, Brown's 1847 Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of the author's experiences as a slave in Missouri.



Research in African Literatures

Research in African Literatures Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066369318
Release 2007
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Research in African Literatures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research in African Literatures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research in African Literatures book for free.



The Anti Slavery Harp

The Anti Slavery Harp Author William Wells Brown
ISBN-10 1409918718
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 80
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William Wells Brown (1814-1884) was a prominent abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer and lecturer. In 1847, he published the Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself, which became a bestseller second only to Frederick Douglassa narrative. He was also a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama, and wrote what is considered to be the first novel by an African American: Clotel; or, The Presidentas Daughter (1853). However, because the novel was published in England, the book is not the first African-American novel published in the United States. Most scholars agree that Brown is the first published African-American playwright. He wrote two plays, The Experience; or, How to Give a Northern Man a Backbone (1856) and The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom (1858). Brown also wrote several historical works, including: The Black Man: His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements (1863), The Negro in the American Revolution (1867) and The Rising Son (1873).



The twisted mind

 The twisted mind Author Paul McCarthy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018977333
Release 1990
Pages 176
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The twisted mind has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The twisted mind also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The twisted mind book for free.



African American Review

African American Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003312254
Release 2007
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As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association of America, African American review promotes an exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives of African American literature and culture.



Uncle Tom s Cabin and American Culture

Uncle Tom s Cabin and American Culture Author Thomas F. Gossett
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003943433
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 484
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Narrative Of William W Brown A Fugitive Slave Written By Himself

Narrative Of William W  Brown A Fugitive Slave Written By Himself Author William Wells Brown
ISBN-10 1419136682
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 52
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Brother, you have often declared that you would not end your days in slavery. I see no possible way in which you can escape with us; and now, brother, you are on a steamboat where there is some chance for you to escape to a land of liberty. I beseech you not to let us hinder you. If we cannot get our liberty, we do not wish to be the means of keeping you from a land of freedom.



Charles W Chesnutt

Charles W  Chesnutt Author Sylvia Lyons Render
ISBN-10 UOM:39015000584659
Release 1980
Pages 186
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Charles W Chesnutt has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Charles W Chesnutt also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Charles W Chesnutt book for free.



Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line Author Gayle Wald
ISBN-10 0822325152
Release 2000-07-24
Pages 251
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DIVExamines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow’s memoir Really the Blues./div