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Haunted PropertySlavery and the Gothic

Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829696
eISBN:
9781496829740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

At the heart of America’s slave system was the legal definition of people as property. While property ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, the status of enslaved people supplies a ... More

New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's God Help the ChildRace, Culture, and History

New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's God Help the Child: Race, Culture, and History

Alice Knox Eaton, Maxine Lavon Montgomery, and Shirley A. Stave (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828873
eISBN:
9781496828927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

American Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, God Help the Child, released in 2015, set in contemporary times, explores the relationship between a financially successful, beautiful young Black ... More

Rediscovering Frank YerbyCritical Essays

Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

Matthew Teutsch (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827821
eISBN:
9781496827876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

During his career, Frank Yerby wrote 33 novels, numerous short stories, and poetry, making him one of the most prolific and financially successful African American authors of all time. However, while ... More

Reading Testimony, Witnessing TraumaConfronting Race, Gender, and Violence in American Literature

Reading Testimony, Witnessing Trauma: Confronting Race, Gender, and Violence in American Literature

Eden Wales Freedman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496827333
eISBN:
9781496827388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827333.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Reading Testimony, Witnessing Trauma: Confronting Race, Gender, and Violence in American Literature treats reader response to traumatic and testimonial literature written by and about African ... More

Black and More than BlackAfrican American Fiction in the Post Era

Black and More than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era

Cameron Leader-Picone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824516
eISBN:
9781496824547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824516.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book analyzes twenty-first century African American fiction through the proliferation of post categories that arose in the new millennium. These post categories—post-black, post-racialism, ... More

Labor PainsNew Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Christin Marie Taylor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821775
eISBN:
9781496821805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work and Sex in the South is about southern modernist fictions centered on the imagined lives of black folk workers from the 1930s to the 1960s. This period ... More

The African American SonnetA Literary History

The African American Sonnet: A Literary History

Timo Müller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817839
eISBN:
9781496817877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Some of the most famous African American poems are sonnets: Claude McKay’s “If We Must Die,” Countee Cullen’s “Yet Do I Marvel,” Gwendolyn Brooks’s “First fight. Then fiddle.” Few readers realize ... More

Invisible Ball of DreamsLiterary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Emily Ruth Rutter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817129
eISBN:
9781496817167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Although many Americans think of Jackie Robinson when they consider the story of race and racism in baseball, a long history of tragedies and triumphs precede Robinson’s momentous debut with the ... More

The New TerritoryRalph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Marc C. Conner and Lucas E. Morel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century offers fifteen original essays that seek to examine and re-examine Ellison’s life and work in the context of their meanings for our own ... More

The Souls of White FolkAfrican American Writers Theorize Whiteness

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Veronica T. Watson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Souls of White Folks: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques Whiteness as social construction ... More

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