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Racism as Opportunity in The Reconstruction Era

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the autobiography published by Harriet Jacobs during the beginning of the Civil War. The book recounted Jacobs' unusual experience of slavery; in particular, her ability, as a ... More


“When at Last the ‘Cruel War Was Over’”: Louisiana, 1863–1868

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter follows Mary Edwards Bryan through her 1863 return to Louisiana, the Civil War's final years, her refugee status at Shreveport and Natchitoches, the Red River Campaign's Battles of ... More


Bradford-on-Avon (1939–1952)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter chronicles Walrond's life in Bradford-on-Avon as an evacuee during the onset of World War II. Bradford was classically English, and it appeared to be detached from the rest of the world ... More


Introduction: The Passing Strangeness of Shakespeare in America

Ayanna Thompson

in Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385854
eISBN:
9780190252793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385854.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare and race in American popular culture by focusing on specific moments in contemporary film, novels, theater, prison programs, programs ... More


“I Sees De Light, En I Sees De Word”: Black Female Transcendence of Racial and Gendered Boundaries in The Sound and the Fury and “That Evening Sun”

Ethel Young-Minor

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines intertextuality in William Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury within the context of Langston Hughes’s comments on Faulkner. Hughes considered Faulkner a “great Mississippi ... More


Universalism: Two Films that Brush with the Bard, Suture and Bringing Down the House

Ayanna Thompson

in Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385854
eISBN:
9780190252793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385854.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter examines two films that reveal contemporary notions of William Shakespeare, race, and universalism: Suture and Bringing Down the House. Both films grapple with the notion of universality ... More


Home of the Extraterrestrial Brothers: Race and African American Science Fiction

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fifteenth century saw the emergence of complex notions of race, essentially coinciding with European exploration of the Americas. Rather than delve into existing material conditions, science ... More


Syncope Fever James Weldon Johnson and the Black Phonographic Voice

Katherine Biers

in Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667543
eISBN:
9781452946542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667543.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on James Weldon Johnson and his quest to achieve cultural uplift for African Americans during the “nadir” of race relations in the ’teens. It argues that ragtime music—a ... More


London II (1957–1966)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Walrond's final years, which were spent in a London radically changed after World War II. He made the acquaintance of Erica Marx, who needed help with a “Negro poetry” ... More


Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Robert Jackson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Fade In, Crossroads is a history of the relations between southerners and motion pictures from the silent era to midcentury. In providing a narrative of the South’s contributions to the film medium ... More


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