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Together under Arms Jacob Lawrence Paints Black History

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Jacob Lawrence, a young black painter from Harlem, who finished a series of paintings called The Life of John Brown. Celebrated as one of the great American painters before he ... More


John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his obsession with the founding principles of the United States to his cold-blooded killings in the battle over slavery's expansion, John Brown forced his countrymen to reckon with America's ... 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


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