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Moving the Boundaries: Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E. W. Harper’s

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Frances E. W. Harper's novel Trial and Triumph, serialized in the newspaper Christian Recorder in 1888–1889. Trial and Triumph, believed to be an autobiography, tells ... More


Reconstructing Secularisms

Lindsay V. Reckson

in Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479803323
eISBN:
9781479842452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803323.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Reconstructing Secularisms” describes how turn-of-the-century arguments over the boundaries of literary realism were inextricably linked to the politics of secularism. This chapter follows tropes of ... More


No, Really: A Home of One’s Own

Koritha Mitchell

in From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043321
eISBN:
9780252052200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043321.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy (1892) and Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces (1900), representative black domestic novels, the genre that 1980s and 1990s black feminism used ... More


Introduction Loosed Canons: The Race for Literary History

John Ernest

in Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833377
eISBN:
9781469605074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898505_ernest.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book is inspired by numerous conversations, conferences, articles, and books over the years, but basically it was sparked by the author's initial experience of reading and trying to understand ... More


From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

Koritha Mitchell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043321
eISBN:
9780252052200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043321.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book argues for a new reading practice. Rather than approach art and literature from marginalized groups as examples of protest or as responses to “dominant” culture, it demonstrates the power ... More


Introduction: Toward a Genealogy of Black Girlhood

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book analyzes writing about black girls in the nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries. It asks why black writers of the period conveyed racial inequality, poverty, and discrimination ... More


The Border Crossing Narrative and the Disruption of Southern Borders

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With the view that crossing a border is a transformative experience, this chapter provides groundwork for the rest of the study and focuses on collective narratives of movement, specifically at ways ... More


Epilogue: “Pyrotechnics of Providence”

James P. Byrd

in A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190902797
eISBN:
9780190902827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190902797.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This epilogue examines the central themes of the Bible in the Civil War, including confidence in clear analogies between biblical texts and the war; faith in the war’s redemptive outcome, which, for ... More


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