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The Negro Soldier as Conversion Narrative

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Negro Soldier was produced and distributed in 1943 by the Signal Corps to generate African American support for the war. It was highly successful in unifying both black and white Americans in the ... More


Historical Overview of West African Drumming and Dance in North America: From the Period of Slavery (1619–1863) until the Early 1960s

George Worlasi and Kwasi Dor

in West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 situates the study by historically contextualizing African drums and drumming traditions in North America retrospectively, first, from the period of slavery (1619-1863), and then from ... More


Conclusions: Still Running

Josephine Metcalf

in The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032813
eISBN:
9781617032820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032813.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explains that the relationship between violence and pedagogy in the study of street gang memoirs is important due to the roots of gang violence being in the lack of education among its ... More


Everybody’s Graphic Protest Novel: Stuck Rubber Baby and the Anxieties of Racial Difference

Gary Richards

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Stuck Rubber Baby is a 1995 graphic novel by Howard Cruse that broke new ground, particularly with the way it combined genre and content. In his book, Cruse, a gay cartoonist, explores a set of ... More


The Mother’s Board

Opal Moore

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses how Opal Moore felt that she was a part of something that had been bestowed at birth, something unearned and wonderful because of its limited access. She does not know how she ... More


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