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“There is no In-Between”: Community, Sexuality, and the Shifting Construction of Race in Ernest Gaines’s Louisiana

Jenna Grace Sciuto

in Policing Intimacy: Law, Sexuality, and the Color Line in Twentieth-Century Hemispheric American Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833440
eISBN:
9781496833495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833440.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes Ernest Gaines’s portrayal of Louisiana plantation society and the structures of racial control that had been inherited from the systems of law, including the 1685 Code Noir, ... More


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