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Race, Religion, and Regeneration

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter provides essential background on the evangelical movements most attractive to pioneering black and Indian authors, and examines their respective racial policies and theologies. It argues ... More


The Calculus of Color

Werner Sollors

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Classification methods of racial names were an eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century obsession. The Enlightenment guarantee of using hypothetical methods in order to defeat the tyranny of clergy ... More


The Mission to Civilize and the Colonial Romance

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the changing white representations of Indians in the early 19th century in the contexts of the Evangelical movement (missionaries), the conservative anti-revolutionary backlash, ... More


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