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The Production of “Emancipation”: Race, Ritual, and the Reconstitution of the Antebellum Order

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Elizabeth Keckly’s Behind the Scenes (1868) dislodges hegemonic models of individual sovereignty and progress, particularly as the memoir of the author’s years in the Abraham Lincoln White House ... More


Elizabeth Keckly’s Union War

Tamika Y. Nunley

in New Perspectives on the Union War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284542
eISBN:
9780823286188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284542.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay shows what the Union meant from the perspective of an African American woman. Elizabeth Keckly is most famous as Mary Lincoln’s seamstress and confidant, as a memoirist, and as a leader in ... More


Introduction

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction examines processes by which nineteenth-century black women writers have been disassociated from legitimate forms of black struggle and defiance. Extending a definition of the liberal ... More


“Mammy Ain’t Nobody Name”: Power, Privilege, and the Bodying Forth of Resistance

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Novels such as Sherley Anne Williams’ Dessa Rose, as well as the focus of “‘Mammy Ain’t Nobody Name’: Power, Privilege, and the Bodying Forth of Resistance,” provoke dialogue with Wilson, Keckly, and ... More


Conclusion: Roll Call

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The conclusion explores the kinship between Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival and the #SayHerName Movement, as articulated by the African American Policy Forum. A more ... More


Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Regis M. Fox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A reimagining of liberal ideologies of selfhood, privilege, and consent is a significant legacy of nineteenth-century black feminist knowledge production. Yet, analyses of black women’s critical ... More


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