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Re-Membering Blackness After Reconstruction: Race, Rape, and Political Desire in the Work of Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The first part of this chapter discusses authors and their works which involve black and white races and rape. Late-nineteenth-century American writers did not create the stereotype of the rapist, ... More


Staging the Unspoken Terror

Diana Rebekkah Paulin

in Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670987
eISBN:
9781452947204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670987.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the acrimonious debates over interracial unions in post-Reconstruction America as well as the ways in which the meanings of miscegenation were reconfigured as a staging ground ... More


Vulnerability

John Barry

in The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695393
eISBN:
9780191738982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695393.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Vulnerability and associated concepts such as dependence, are relatively little-used terms within mainstream political theory. Self-consciously working within an eco-feminist perspective, this ... More


The White Man’s Burden or the Leopard’s Spots?: Dixon’s Political Conundrum

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the racial arguments found in works of Thomas Dixon, placing them in relation to the political and racial rhetoric of the day. To understand the political opposition between ... More


An Opera Manqué (1915–1916)

Neil Gould

in Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823228713
eISBN:
9780823241798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Dixon, director-general of the National Drama Corporation suggests that Herbert meets with him to discuss providing an original score for Dixon's new film, The Fall of a Nation. The premier ... More


Dixon and the Rebirth of Discursive Power

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reviews Thomas Dixon's defense of lynching that makes the wresting of literary efficacy from its historic possessors a self-conscious theme in his work. Dixon co-opts the two staples of ... More


Moonshine and Magnolias: The Story of Temple Drake and The Birth of a Nation

Deborah E. Barker

in Faulkner and Whiteness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030208
eISBN:
9781621033202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030208.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the impact of white-trash subject matter on narrative genre in William Faulkner, focusing on the southern rape narrative. In particular, it analyzes Thomas Dixon’s 1905 novel ... More


Romance and Racism after the Civil War

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the rebirth of the plantation romance from the 1900s through to the 1940s, discussing two key popular fictions: Thomas Dixon’s The Leopard’s Spots and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone ... More


Beginnings

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

References to visual technology began appearing in American fiction in the 1890s, one example of which is the presence of a device called the ‘visual telegraph’ in John Jacob Astor's novel A Journey ... More


Imperfect Unions: Staging Miscegenation in U.S. Drama and Fiction

Diana Rebekkah Paulin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670987
eISBN:
9781452947204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670987.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. The text ... More


Good Fiction Qualities

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter notes that the Ku Klux Klan was also a staple of popular fiction in the 1920s, particularly as a thrilling backdrop in the pulp fiction published in magazines like Black Mask. Novelists ... More


Literature and Visual Culture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Amanda Brickell Bellows

in American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655543
eISBN:
9781469655567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the early twentieth century, an increasingly diverse group of Russians and Americans reflected upon their changing worlds in literature and visual culture. They produced competing representations ... More


Conclusion

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Suicide, by late nineteenth century, had transformed from a shameful, sinful act to one of sacrifice and courage. The most famous suicide of the Civil War, that of Edmund Ruffin, shows this evolution ... More


The Silver Dream Accumulated

Robert Jackson

in Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190660178
eISBN:
9780190660215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 is devoted to the film-related activities of southern literary figures. From nineteenth-century writers including Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe (not a southerner by birth, but, as ... More


Tolentino, Cable, and Tourgée Confront the New South and the New Imperialism

Peter Schmidt

in Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Emboldened by the profitable post-Reconstruction alliances between northern capital and the southern post-slavery plantation economy, in which new sharecropping practices ensured control of cheap ... More


From Honor Roll to Truancy, 1907–1914: Finding Himself in the Butler-Falkner Legacy

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's education, focusing on his transition from honor roll to truancy during the period from 1907 to 1914. It suggests that Faulkner's withdrawal from any ... More


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