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“Bawn in a Brier-patch” and Frontier Bred: Joel Chandler Harris’s Debt to the Humor of the Old South

Gretchen Martin

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the “intertextualization of southern folk culture, black and white,” the latter that of southern frontier humor, in some of Joel Chandler Harris’s lesser-known stories. It ... More


Books

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the development and evolution of literature and books during the 1880s, 1890s, and 1900s. People wrote less and less about the events and rather more about social and inward ... More


Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Ed Piacentino (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive ... More


Slavery's Bestiary: Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus Tales

Christopher Peterson

in Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245208
eISBN:
9780823252602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245208.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter develops the discussion of race, slavery, and animality in relation to Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus Tales. While Harris's stories are often read as allegories of slavery, such ... More


Representations of Race, and Borrowings from African American Folk Forms in Kelly’s Work

Kerry D. Soper

in We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032844
eISBN:
9781617032851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032844.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter compares Kelly’s work to a spectrum of borrowings ranging from opportunistic and punishing distortions to progressive reworkings. Included in the discussion are Joel Chandler Harris, ... More


“Sensational and Dramatic Enough”: 1880 to 1913

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/9780813061146.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The afterword summarizes the high points of Mary Edwards Bryan’s life from the 1880 publication of Manch until her death at Clarkston, Georgia, in 1913. The authors assess the impact upon Mary of a ... More


Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality

Christopher Peterson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245208
eISBN:
9780823252602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In contemporary race and sexuality studies, the topic of animality emerges almost exclusively in order to index the dehumanization that makes discrimination possible. Bestial Traces argues that a ... More


From Wild Savages to Beloved Primitives: Gullah Folk take Center Stage

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the emergence of Gullah folk in the national imagination by exploring the convergence of the shift from Victorian thought to modernist thought during the World War I era; ... More


Passing for Black in Pactolus Prime

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 focuses on Tourgée’s 1890 novel Pactolus Prime, in which he blasted white racism and white Christianity through the mouth of his title character, an African American bootblack who has ... More


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