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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


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/9780252043321.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using slave narratives, this chapter shows how African Americans defined and redefined success during slavery. With an emphasis on Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) and ... More


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