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The Battle of the Crater in Recent Fiction

Stephen Cushman

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Stephen Cushman extends Levin’s coverage with an examination of the Crater in recent fiction and film. Using Charles Frazier’s best-selling Cold Mountain (1997), Anthony Minghella’s cinematic version ... More


BBFFs: Interracial Friendships in a Post-Racial World

Sarah E. Turner

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the “new buddy movement” that pairs black female characters in supporting roles with white female leads in two Disney Channel shows, Shake It Up (2010–) and Good Luck Charlie ... More


Conclusion Problems and Possibilities of Whiting Up

Marvin McAllister

in Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book concludes with Suzan-Lori Parks's playful appropriations of historical whiteness, which place her dramaturgy in the tradition of whiting up and provide more avenues for black bodies to ... More


In the Wake of D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation: Chesnutt’s Paul Marchand, F.M.C. as Command Performance

Susan Prothro Wright

in Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter puts forward the hypothesis that Charles Chesnutt attempted to publish his novel Paul Marchand, F.M.C. in 1921, with the goal of countering D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation. ... More


Conjuring the Africanist Presence: Blackness in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room

Stephanie Li

in Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 4 challenges the recent critical consensus that has emerged around Baldwin’s second novel. While many scholars identify David, the text’s narrator, as a black character in whiteface, I ... More


Introduction

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter states that the book depicts black playwrights actively grappling with the role of religion in forming black identity before World War II. Early twentieth-century black ... More


Was Twain Black?

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reviews the literary works of Mark Twain, another refugee from the former Confederacy who settled for a time in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain both accepted and loathed this state of ... More


Race, “Realism,” and Fate in Frederick Delius’s <i>Koanga</i>

Eric Saylor

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines how race intersects with questions of “realism” and fate in Frederick Delius's Koanga, which features black characters as its protagonists as well as examples of African ... More


Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Timothy Havens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the globalization of African American television and the way in which foreign markets, programming strategies, and viewer preferences have influenced portrayals of African ... More


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