Resistance and reformation in nineteenth-century African-American literature : Brown, Wilson, Jacobs, Delany, Douglass, and Harper / John Ernest

Author(s): Ernest, John
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Subjects: American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
American literature--19th century--History and criticism
Literature and society--United States--History--19th century
African Americans--Social conditions--19th century
Social problems in literature
African Americans in literature
Race in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1995
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
1. The Profession of Authorship and the Cultural Text: William Wells Brown's Clotel 20
2. God's Economy and Frado's Story: Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig 55
3. Reading the Fragments in the Fields of History: Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 81
4. The White Gap and the Approaching Storm: Martin R. Delany's Blake 109
5. The Education of Othello's Historian: The Lives and Times of Frederick Douglass 140
6. Unsolved Mysteries and Emerging Histories: Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy 180
Epilogue 208
Notes 215
Works Cited 243
Index 263
Alternate Titles: Resistance and reformation in 19th-century African-American literature
Notes: LCCN: 95017113
ISBN: 0878058168 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0878058176 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-261) and index
Physical Description: xv, 272 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 32394253
ISBN/ISSN: 0878058168
0878058176

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