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BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


Black Literary Criticism and Narrative Hermeneutics

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines black literary criticism in relation to narrative hermeneutics. It first looks at the factors that contributed to the rise of black literary criticism, including African ... More


Conversation Stoppers: Apologies All Around

in What Can You Say?: America's National Conversation on Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763363
eISBN:
9780804774666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763363.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter centers on the role of the apology, which is considered as one of the problems with the way national conversation is played out that is most prone to change. It shows that the apology ... More


The Conjunctural Field of New Negro Studies

Michelle Ann Stephens

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0018
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the discourse of the New Negro and the experiences of New Negro men and women form a global ensemble of relations linked under the tropological sign of the New Negro and ... More


Advancement in Numbers, Knowledge, and Power: African American History in Post-Reconstruction America, 1883–1915

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter views historical representations of African Americans during the 1880s as something more substantial than celebratory and contributionist texts. Here they are the pretext for the rise of ... More


Silent Books, Talking Leaves

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The watershed for the scholarship on A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black (1785), is Henry Louis Gates’s influential essay on “The Trope of the Talking Book.” But ... More


Conclusion: Prophecy Now

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895861
eISBN:
9780199980109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

African American prophecy has provided a means of flaying an unjust society, altered the meaning of Christianity, and shown that religion need not respect the status quo. But is it more than a proud ... More


Slave Narratives and White Lies

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The American slave narrative and its fake versions establish a background and a pattern for the long history of American literary imposture. The example of Mattie Griffith, a white woman who wrote a ... More


Troublesome Recordings: Jazz Styles, Masks, and Race

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy and establishes how their recordings represent a usefully troublesome body of work for illuminating prevailing conceptions of jazz that ... More


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