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From captivity to kinship: Native American orphans and sovereignty

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While literary representations of indigenous peoples by non-Native writers now appear infrequently outside of popular genres, contemporary Native representations of Native orphan children have become ... More


The Poisonwood Bible’s Multicultural Graft

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible (1998)—a novel deeply critical of the resurgence and deeply informed by American multiculturalism. The book is a significant exception ... More


Conclusion

Sarah E. Ruble

in The Gospel of Freedom & Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835814
eISBN:
9781469601601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837429_ruble.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This conclusion examines Barbara Kingsolver's work, The Poisonwood Bible, which echoed a common sentiment in late twentieth-century missionary conversations: people abroad have suffered from ... More


Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

From the earliest oral traditions to print accounts of frontier exploration, from local color to modernism and postmodernism, from an exuberant flowering in the 1970s to its high popular and critical ... More


Twenty-First-Century Appalachian Literature

Thomas Alan Holmes (ed.)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0708
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Although Appalachia and its authors resist political definition and economic category, one can say that twenty-first century Appalachian writers attempt to define what changes and what endures in a ... More


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