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American Futures Past: The Counterfactual Histories of Chinese Invasion

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By the final decades of the nineteenth century, the notion of an Asiatic threat was well established in U.S. culture, in part through “Yellow Peril” propaganda, a product of the Pacific Coast ... More


Introduction

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The introduction defines what is meant by historical counterfactuals and delineates the three major forms that they take: analytical counterfactual histories, alternate histories, and ... More


Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Catherine Gallagher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historical “what-if” scenarios abound in our current political, academic, legal, cultural, and literary discourses. This book reveals the origins and development of the counterfactual mode of ... More


Conclusion: Against Historicism: James D. Corrothers and Speculations on Our Racial Futures

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The conclusion returns to and critically recasts the Chinese invasion subgenre studied at length in Chapter 3. Serialized in the NAACP’s Crisis magazine, the African American writer James D. ... More


Conclusion: Sacred Texts, Godly Readers, and Historical Change

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

The concluding chapter emphasizes the vulnerability and the power of biblical texts. The Exodus story was exploited by inventive readers in multiple and often incompatible ways; it also influenced ... More


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