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Justice Thomas and Bigger Thomas

Justin Driver

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Chapter 8 explores a connection between Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Bigger Thomas, the protagonist of Richard Wright’s Native Son. In his memoir ... More


Discovering America

Jonathan Goldberg

in Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The recovery of the history of sodomy in the New World is of signal importance as one way of resisting modes of thinking which, every day, seem to be growing more widespread, and which the decision ... More


Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about representations of sodomy. While most of the texts it considers are literary — works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, among others — it is framed by political considerations, ... More


Plessy and the Novel

Edlie Wong

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court landmark case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and its influence on the form and content of the American novel. After providing a background on Plessy, which ... More


“Faulkner and Desegregation”

James Baldwin

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses William Faulkner's stand on desegregation in the South. It begins by noting how Faulkner concedes the madness and moral wrongness of the South but at the same time raises it to ... More


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