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Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Werner Sollors

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why can a “white” woman give birth to a “black” baby, while a “black” woman can never give birth to a “white” baby in the United States? What makes racial “passing” so different from social mobility? ... More


Legacies of Intersecting Cultural Conventions

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter augments the cultural grid. Three “legacies” or tracts of dominant cultural conventions of the post-Reconstruction era were intersected by the author. These concern the constructions of ... More


Touching Naked Reality: Socialism, the Labor Movement, and the Embers of Revolution

Barbara Foley

in Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines how Toomer's interest in class-conscious radical politics was at best transitory and immature. Drawing on his early left-wing journalism, correspondence, handwritten 1936 ... More


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